Ireland's Rob Kearney is in doubt for the World Cup opener against Scotland after the full-back suffered what an IRFU spokesperson described as "a bit of tightness in his calf.”
But the Irish Rugby management has said that the 33-year-old is still in contention to face Scotland on Sunday despite the “tightness” in his calf.
Kearney will now have the chance to prove his fitness on Wednesday.
Update from the IRFU: They're not ruling out Rob Kearney for Sunday officially, say he's due to do a bit of running today and if he comes through that he'll train with the team tomorrow— Rúaidhrí O'Connor (@RuaidhriOC) September 17, 2019
IRFU confirm that Rob Kearney has tightness in his calf.— Murray Kinsella (@Murray_Kinsella) September 17, 2019
They hope he’s back running on Wednesday. Ireland still hopeful that he could come good for the weekend.#RWC2019
Ireland are already likely to be without the services of Robbie Henshaw, who is battling a hamstring complaint.
Head coach Joe Schmidt has opted not to replace Henshaw, even though the likes of Will Addison remain on standby back at home.