Leinster star Sean O’Brien fit and ready for new Guinness Pro12 season

Ireland and Leinster forward Sean O'Brien admits he cannot wait for the new season to get underway after recovering from injury

Sean O’Brien admits he cannot wait for the new season to get underway after recovering from injury.

The 27-year-old suffered a dislocated shoulder playing for his club side Leinster against Ulster in December, which required surgery and meant he missed Ireland’s victorious Six Nations campaign.

It was a tough week’s training. It’s now all systems go

Sean O’Brien

His recovery was hindered by an infection following the operation but, after initially expecting to miss the remainder of the season, he returned for Leinster’s final three games.

But O’Brien ruled himself out of Ireland’s summer tour of Argentina to ensure he was fully fit for the new campaign and insists he is raring to go.

“I feel great,” O’Brien told the Irish Independent.

“[Missing the tour] gave the shoulder a bit of time to relax. It was good to recharge the batteries.

“Last week we were called back in. It was a tough week’s training. It’s now all systems go.”

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