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It was a lot worse than we thought.
Conor Murray has finally returned to full training with Munster, after almost two months out with a shoulder injury he picked up while playing for Ireland against Wales in the Six Nations back in March.
The Lions scrumhalf was initially expected to be back in action rather quickly, but complications with nerve damaged has seen him him miss six games so far for Munster, including the quarter finals and semi-finals of the Champions Cup.
Murray had an opportunity to explain the injury in detail for the first time today, revealing that there were some serious doubts in his head the last few weeks about hit fitness for the Lions and even his career as a whole, given that it ended up being a neck issue.
“I would be lying if I said no. That thought comes into your head, ‘Is it going to get better? Do I need surgery?’ all those things. But talking to the physios, working with them, testing my strength every week, it was always improving.
“We were always on the right track. Seeing neurologists, getting second opinions, seeing everyone we could possibly see and everyone we saw was positive and upbeat about the upward curve I was on. That thought does come into your head automatically because it means so much for me to be a rugby player and I have a good few years left still.
“To have that thought in your head is an awful thought and you see people retiring from injury and it’s not nice, it’s very difficult. That thought came into my head but that was only a small part.
“My headspace was really good because we had seen everyone we needed to see and we knew it was really positive. We were on the right track, which was great.”
Thankfully Murray is now fit and ready to return to action, perhaps even as soon as this weekend’s clash with Connacht.
Maximuscle have launched a new range of protein bars as part of their “Home of Gains” campaign. To celebrate the launch Maximuscle ambassador Conor Murray held two exclusive training sessions in Dublin.
The sessions were held by Murray at the specially created Home of Gains gym, in partnership with RAW, one of Ireland’s premium strength and conditioning gyms.
Ireland and Munster scrum-half Conor Murray admits he had fears over his British and Irish Lions tour due to nerve injury. #RTERugby pic.twitter.com/wyN5dEC3Ah
— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) May 4, 2017