Munster Offer Up Fresh Update On Conor Murray’s Neck Injury

On the mend.

Munster and Ireland scrumhalf Conor Murray is progressing well in training with his worrying neck injury not believed to be as bad as initially feared.

The talented number nine is yet to play this season, with the southern province keeping very tightlipped regarding his injury, but forwards coach Jerry Flannery yesterday revealed the 29-year-old is back in contact in training, albeit minor contact at that.

“He is progressing well, it’s positive and we are seeing more and more of him on the pitch. He is beginning to start taking contact and things like that, so that’s good.” Flannery said.

In terms of Murray being available for Munster’s crucial Champions Cup double header next month, Flannery says it’s too soon to tell.

“I don’t know yet it is a bit early.” Flannery added.

Elsewhere Munster have been boosted by the return of internationals Keith Earls and Niall Scannell this weekend for their crucial PRO14 clash with Ulster in Thomond Park. The province also revealed that All Black scrumhalf Alby Mathewson, who was signed as a short-term replacement for Murray – is yet to play because his work permit still hasn’t come through.

[The42.ie]