Healy’s recovery taking longer than expected

Cian Healy

Fears are growing over Cian Healy's fitness ahead of the Rugby World Cup.

The loosehead underwent surgery to repair a disc in his neck in May, and the Independent are reporting that recovery is taking longer than expected.

The Ireland squad will take part in another open training session in Cork tomorrow, with the first of their warm-up games coming against Wales in Cardiff on August 8th.

Joe Schmidt's side begin their Pool D campaign against Canada, back at the Millennium Stadium on September 19th.