Ankle injury rules Joey Carbery out of Ireland's games in Japan

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Joey Carbery made his first start for Ireland in the match against the USA Eagles in New Jersey

Leinster fly-half Joey Carbery has been ruled out of Ireland’s two Tests in Japan because of an ankle injury.

The 21-year-old was injured during Saturday’s 55-19 win over the USA Eagles in New Jersey.

Ulster’s Paddy Jackson has joined up with the Irish squad for the matches against Japan on 17 and 24 June.

Carbery had a mixed game against the US, twice having clearance kicks charged down leading to tries for the Eagles.

The New Zealand-born player had a scan on the injury and did not travel to Japan.

Speaking at Ireland’s base in Tokyo on Tuesday, skills coach Richie Murphy confirmed that Carbery was facing at least a month out of action.

“As far as I know it’s a either a grade two or a grade three ankle sprain but he’s going to be off his feet for a couple of weeks,” said Murphy.

“The medical staff say he’ll be ready to train in four to five weeks’ time.”



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