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If this is the case, O’Connell could require surgery which would put him out for months, ruling him out of the rest of the season and potentially putting him out of the start of the World Cup in New Zealand.
With only six weeks left in the season, a realistic comeback for O’Connell is likely to be in Ireland’s World Cup warm-up matches in August, against Scotland, England and France.
An X-ray at Limerick Regional Hospital confirmed he had not broken his ankle, but O’Connell will find out later on Monday how long he will be sidelined.
And O’Connell’s season has been riddled with injuries - he has started only seven games for his club since January 2010 - although the influential lock did feature in all of Ireland’s 2011 RBS 6 Nations matches.