Another Hammer Blow For Munster As News Of Devastating Joey Carbery Training Injury Emerges

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Munster have been dealt another hammer blow with the Irish Independent reporting that Joey Carbery has a suspected broken his arm, picked up in training today and faces yet another lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Carbery only recently returned to full fitness following an extended period out post-World Cup with a persistent ankle problem that troubled the outhalf for most of 2019.

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The injury to Carbery leaves Munster without any fit senior out-halves in the squad at the moment with Tyler Bleyendaal currently out with a neck problem and JJ Hanrahan currently rehabbing a hamstring problem sustained against Leinster.

They face Racing 92 this weekend in a must-win game in Paris if they are to have any hope of qualifying for the knockout stages and the loss of Carbery just made uphill task even more difficult.

Meanwhile, Tadhg Beirne underwent successful ankle surgery last week and has commenced rehabilitation. He is not expected to play again this season. Andrew Conway was withdrawn as a precaution at half-time on Friday night with a neck complaint and will be reviewed as the week continues.

In positive news, Kevin O’Byrne, Rhys Marshall and Darren Sweetnam will all be reintroduced to training this week.

UPDATE: Munster have released the following statement confirming an injury to Carbery’s wrist.

“Following on from the earlier squad update, the medical department have confirmed that Joey Carbery underwent a scan for a wrist injury sustained against Ulster on Friday night at the Kingspan.

“It has been confirmed the out-half sustained a wrist ligament injury and requires surgery, ruling him out for the immediate future.”