Paul O'Connell expects to be back in "January or February" from horrific hamstring injury

The Toulon player was speaking as he was unveiled at his new club

Paul O'Connell says the hamstring injury he suffered in Ireland's World Cup game against France feels good on the day he was unveiled as a Toulon player, according to the Independent.

O'Connell said, “I haven't started running yet. Hopefully, I'll be back January or February, I'm not fully sure yet." 

He continued, "I feel great. The weather's amazing, it's raining non-stop in Ireland at the moment. I've met the players, stood in for the team photo today.”

“A lot of guys, I was really looking forward to meeting. I know a lot of the players to say hello to, but I don't really know them. I haven't really met them or had a conversation with them. So, I'm looking forward to getting to know them, to getting to know the staff as well. I was in my first meeting today, that was enjoyable, I watched a bit of training. It's all good."

The Limerick man also addressed his new address in France at the press conference, “I like it, it's very strange for me. I've only ever played for Munster, I've only ever lived in Limerick. It's a big change for me, I'm looking forward to it, but I'm also nervous about it. So, I like the jersey and I'm looking forward to wearing it.”