14 May 2013

O'Driscoll throws scare into Lions camp

7:46 am on 14 May 2013

The British and Irish Lions rugby coach Warren Gatland has had his first injury scare even before his squad for Australia assembled.

The former Lions captain Brian O'Driscoll left the field at the weekend during Leinster's win over Glasgow suffering from a back spasm, and the 34 year old centre couldn't travel to London for the squad's first get together yesterday.

Gatland says O'Driscoll was told to stay off his feet for 48 hours, and he's confident the Irish great will be fit in time for the tour.