Dublin – Star Ireland flank Sean O’Brien’s injury jinx
struck again at the end of the first-half of the one-off rugby union Test with
Argentina at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
The 31-year-old – one of the stand-out players of the
British & Irish Lions’ 1-1 Test series draw with world champions New
Zealand last year – went off holding his wrist in what was his first Test in
almost a year.
O’Brien, who head coach Joe Schmidt said brought
“contagious enthusiasm” to the squad and praised his stubbornness in
continually coming back, missed both the Six Nations Grand Slam campaign and
the 2-1 Test series victory over Australia due to hip and shoulder injuries.