Carbery staying with Ireland squad as World Cup injury fears ease

Joey Carbery was injured during the Ireland v Italy match Joey Carbery was injured during the Ireland v Italy World Cup warm-up match (Image: Donall Farmer/PA Wire)

Ireland fly-half Joey Carbery appears on course to be fit for the World Cup.

The Irish Rugby Football Union said Munster number 10 Carbery is expected to be available for selection in four to six weeks.

He went off after suffering an ankle injury during Ireland's opening World Cup warm-up game against Italy last weekend.

But Carbery will continue his rehabilitation with the national squad during a warm-weather training camp in Portugal.

Ireland's opening World Cup encounter is against Scotland in Yokohama on September 22, followed by an appointment with host nation Japan six days later.

The IRFU added that lock Devin Toner's ankle knock "has not presented any further issues," while hooker Rob Herring has recovered from a back spasm.

Three players, meanwhile - Finlay Bealham, John Cooney and Mike Haley - have returned to their provinces.

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