TOKYO – Ireland fullback Rob Kearney is in doubt for its Rugby World Cup opener against Scotland on Sunday after sustaining a calf problem in training, a team spokesman confirmed on Tuesday.
The 33-year-old, who has 92 caps, will be monitored by the medical team to gauge his fitness ahead of Ireland's Pool A game in Yokohama.
“He's got a bit of tightness in his calf,” an Ireland spokesman told the World Cup website.
“There's no training today. We'll be able to update again (on Wednesday) on how he's going.”
Kearney's potential absence for the world's top-ranked team would be a further injury blow with centre Robbie Henshaw set to miss the Scotland game due to a hamstring issue.