Live

OTB

05:00 PM-06:00 PM

OTB

Joe Schmidt says Johnny Sexton will be back for Ireland's World Cup warm-up match against Italy on August 10th.

The out-half suffered a sprained thumb in training and Schmidt has played down fears the out-half could be out for a month, saying the world player of the year will step up his recovery next week.

“He sprained it last week", the Irish head-coach revealed to Virgin Media Sport.

“It doesn’t actually stop him running so he still has to pay the price that everyone else is paying and putting in a lot of effort at the moment.

"We would expect that he will be passing the ball around by the end of next week and that he’ll be fully available, well before we play Italy anyway.”

Schmidt says the Leinster captain suffered the injury in an accidental collision with prop Dave Kilcoyne.

"He clipped a heel of Dave Kilcoyne’s boot so it was just one of those awkward injuries. It wasn’t even a contact session but when big men are moving at high speeds, sometimes those small collisions can cause a little bit of discomfort, nothing major.”

Ulster's Will Addison came through his first week of training with the group this week and he'll travel with them to Limerick next week.

Subscribe to Off The Ball's YouTube channel for more videos, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest sporting news and content.


Read more about

Joe Schmidt Johnny Sexton Rugby World Cup

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up in queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

OTB

OTB

05:00 PM-06:00 PM

Share

Up next

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

06:00 PM-07:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Newsround

LIVE: Newsround

07:00 PM-07:30 PM

Share

LIVE: John Giles

LIVE: John Giles

07:30 PM-08:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Off The Ball

LIVE: Off The Ball

08:00 PM-09:00 PM

Share

LIVE: The Football Show

LIVE: The Football Show

09:00 PM-10:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Off The Brawl

LIVE: Off The Brawl

10:00 PM-11:00 PM

Share

Repeat: Off The Ball

Repeat: Off The Ball

11:00 PM-12:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

12:00 AM-02:00 AM

Share

Repeat: Off The Ball

Repeat: Off The Ball

02:00 AM-05:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

05:00 AM-07:00 AM

Share

OTB's Crappy Quiz

OTB's Crappy Quiz

07:00 AM-07:30 AM

Share

LIVE: OTB AM

LIVE: OTB AM

07:30 AM-10:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Paddy Power Half Hour

LIVE: Paddy Power Half Hour

12:00 PM-12:30 PM

Share

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

12:30 PM-02:00 PM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

02:00 PM-03:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Friday Night Racing

LIVE: Friday Night Racing

03:00 PM-04:00 PM

Share

Team 33 Gold

Team 33 Gold

04:00 PM-05:00 PM

Share

OTB

OTB

05:00 PM-07:00 PM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on