Lions tour: Warren Gatland awaiting further news on Cian Healy's injury

Last Updated: 06/06/13 11:23am

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Cian Healy: Injury concern over Lions prop

Cian Healy: Injury concern over Lions prop

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British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland is anxiously awaiting further news on Cian Healy's ankle injury.

The Ireland prop was carried off during the 69-17 victory over Western Force in Perth and taken to hospital for an X-ray.

His ankle is not broken, but there are fears he has suffered ligament damage which could mean the end of his tour.

Gatland said: "They've just said it is not broken but they think it is ligament damage, so we will just have to wait for 24-48 hours and see what happens.

"He went for an X-ray and it wasn't broken. We just assume it is ligament damage. He may need to have a scan to further delve into the potential of the injury.

"We've got (loosehead) Gethin Jenkins, who will start on Saturday (against Queensland Reds). Gethin is back training fully.

"We will potentially talk about someone tonight that we may bring out once we have found out what sort of condition Cian is in and they've had a chat to him."

Lions management have already arranged for England's Alex Corbisiero to fly out from Argentina to join up with the touring party as front-row cover.

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