O’Driscoll set for Leinster return

Updated: March 19, 2012

It has been the news that all Leinster fans have been craving. Brian O’Driscoll is in contention to make his comeback from injury this Friday night against the Ospreys at the RDS.

The legendary centre has not seen competitive action since the World Cup quarter final defeat to Wales last October. He underwent surgery for a troublesome neck injury as soon as the World Cup finished.

It has been expected that O’Driscoll would target the Heineken Cup quarter final against the Cardiff Blues at the beginning of April for his comeback, however he has progressed so well that he is pushing for a place in the match day squad this week.

““Brian O’Driscoll is progressing well after stepping up his rehab in recent weeks and may be fit for selection this week,” the province said on Monday afternoon.

“Club captain Leo Cullen is ahead of schedule and may also complete his comeback to the panel following Achilles surgery in late January.”

The game against the Ospreys could also see New Zealand import Brad Thorn make his competitive debut for the province having played for Leinster ‘A’ in their recent 50-0 victory over Connacht.

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