Ireland's Cian Healy confident he will be fit for Rugby World Cup
Ireland prop Cian Healy is confident he will be fit for the Rugby World Cup after the neck surgery he underwent two weeks ago was deemed a success.
The 27-year-old loose-head had a disc replaced and doubts emerged over his participation in the autumn tournament.
"There's going to be something wrong for me not to make the World Cup," the Leinster front-rower said. "From now there's not much that can go wrong.
"I'm building up prevention for it now to make sure it doesn't happen again."
Healy predicted he would be taking part in full scrummaging by the end of July, which would allow him to take part in World Cup warm-up games against Wales and Scotland in August and England in September.
"I've already started rehab work and body weight work," he said. "I'm feeling pretty good.
"The muscles around the neck are all much better, though there is still a lot of swelling from the procedure."
Healy missed a large part of the season after hamstring surgery in September and made his comeback during Ireland's victorious Six Nations campaign.