Murray knock not serious; Ireland lick wounds

Updated: March 5, 2012

Conor Murray is unlikely to be fit for Ireland’s clash with Scotland next weekend but the injury will not keep on the sidelines in the long-term.  The Limerick man had to go off early in the second of the 17-17 draw with France in Paris after landing awkwardly with all his weight on his right knee.

“There’s nothing definite yet, but he probably hyper extended his knee, so the first indications are not as bad as they might have looked on TV. The main ligaments appear to be okay, but it will take a day or two to settle down,”  -  said Ireland Head Coach Declan Kidney.

There was no other injury problems aside from  ”cuts and bruises”  from what was, as ever in Paris, a highly physical clash.

Having led 6-17 at half-time;  Kidney spoke of his disappointment at not holding on for a first win in Paris since the year 2000:  ”If you’re not disappointed when you don’t win you shouldn’t be in the job,” he said. “The lads put in a huge effort and, as I said to them afterwards, I was proud of them. I couldn’t have asked any more of them.  Every one of them left everything out there.”

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