DUBLIN – Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt is confident that Joey Carbery will regain full fitness ahead of his team’s World Cup opener against Scotland next month in Yokohama.
Flyhalf Carbery is recuperating from a minor operation on the ankle he injured in Ireland’s opening World Cup warm-up win over Italy, with an estimated recovery time-frame of four to six weeks.
“Yeah, he’s progressing well,” Schmidt told reporters on Tuesday.
“He was doing a bit on the pitch today, and I think in terms of following his rehab, that four-to-six-week window is bang on.”
Munster No 10 Carbery has made significant progress with his recovery, having visited the province’s high performance centre in the University of Limerick last week.