Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 27 December 2014

Kidney waiting on Jones scan

Ireland are sweating on the fitness of Felix Jones just 24 hours before they name their rugby World Cup squad.

Jones was driven from the pitch in a medical cart in the 71st minute of yesterday’s 26-22 defeat by France at the Aviva Stadium after falling awkwardly while catching a high ball. The Munster full-back, making his full Test debut, had played his way into contention for the 30-man party for New Zealand, which is named at lunchtime tomorrow.

“Felix has had an x-ray which didn’t show a broken bone (in his foot), but he’ll have a scan tomorrow,” said coach Declan Kidney.

“Only once we know the results of that will we be able to assess it fully. We need to check for |ligament damage.”

Kidney added that loosehead prop Cian Healy, who had to be helped off in the 51st minute, also had a sore foot, but it was less serious.

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