Ireland’s forwards coach Simon Easterby faced the media this morning, and gave an update on Sexton’s health.
A second scan revealed a minor adductor strain. That he was close to playing tomorrow would suggest that Sexton could come back into the team should Ireland manage to beat Argentina.
Sexton managed to train on Friday, but Easterby was reluctant to confirm whether Sexton would be fit for the following weekend:
I don’t know. I couldn’t answer that right now. I think the most important thing is that we get through this week and that’s our only focus. Beyond Sunday, we haven’t looked that far. That’s been our focus throughout the competition.
He trained yesterday but unfortunately, it’s one of those things in his position as well having to kick the ball as much as he does and be very accurate, it meant that it wasn’t quite right.
We weren’t prepared to take that risk heading into such a big game.