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On the mend.
Springboks lock RG Snyman has been hitting the gym hard at Munster’s High-Performance Centre in Limerick as he continues to step up his rehab following a devastating ACL injury just minutes into his debut for the province.
The towering lock landed awkwardly after stealing the ball in a lineout against Leinster and has been sidelined ever since.
The initial prognosis wasn’t good with coach Stephen Larkham stating he could be out for “up to a year” but head coach Johann van Graan has now provided a fresh update on Snyman and it’s good news for Munster fans.
Van Graan expects Snyman to be back as early as March in what would be a massive boost for the province.
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“With these injuries, you can have setbacks along the way,” van Graan said.
I’d certainly say he is progressing very well. He’s on his timeline for a possible return somewhere between March and June. We just don’t know and we are taking it day by day.
“I want to give credit to the injured lads, Dave Kilcoyne, Joey Carbery, RG, they are really giving input into the team and they are part of the group.
“We would love to have them adding on the pitch but they are certainly adding off the pitch at this stage and that’s brilliant to have with quality players.”