Leamy raises retirement concerns
May 4, 2012
Denis Leamy faces an uncertain future due to a hip injury © Getty Images
Munster No.8 Denis Leamy faces an uncertain future due to a persistent hip injury.
Capped 57 times by Ireland, the 30-year-old has been sidelined since January and it is possible that he may have to join regional team-mate David Wallace in retiring.
Leamy will consult specialists at the end of the month but he remains upbeat about his chances of returning to the playing field.
"It's a very difficult injury and I have to see a consultant at the end of the month and obviously a lot depends on the advice he has to give," Leamy told The Irish Examiner.
"At the moment it's positive but I do have a lot of concerns as to whether I can continue or not because there's a lot of damage around the joint.
"The injuries that require surgery, there's always that doubt but I wouldn't be writing the obituary notice just yet. The minute you walk through the gates of a rugby team, you know that at one stage you'll have to walk out the door as well.
"It's a revolving door, you'd be under no illusions that some day it would come to an end and hopefully it won't be for a while yet in my case."
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