WORLD CUP 2015: Andrew Trimble back in the mix for Ireland

Ireland's Andrew Trimble in action against Wales on August 8 in Cardiff
Ireland's Andrew Trimble in action against Wales on August 8 in Cardiff

Andrew Trimble is expected to be fit to be considered for the final Ireland World Cup squad after an injury scare.

The Ulster winger underwent a second scan to an ankle injury he suffered against Wales on Saturday, August 8 and the results were positive.

Irish head coach Joe Schmidt said on Thursday he expected the Ulster player to resume training in 10 days and be available for the Wales game in Dublin on 29 August.

He reported a “positive prognosis” from the scan, which revealed bruising on the foot and toes after the first scan had been inconclusive.

He will not be involved in Ireland’s second World Cup warm-up game at home to Scotland on Saturday in Dublin.

Last weekend’s match in Cardiff was Trimble’s first game since last October after toe surgery, and he was in impressive form before having to be replaced in the first half.

The 30-year-old was Ireland’s player of the year in 2014 but missed all of this year’s Six Nations because of his injury.