Munster Head Coach Johann van Graan Issues Worrying Update On Keith Earls

“I fear he is going to be out for quite a long time.”

There’s absolutely no arguing Keith Earls was one of Ireland’s key players, as they were crowned Grand Slam champions for their first time in nearly a decade at this year’s Six Nations.

The Munster winger was there for Ireland time and time again, playing a huge role in some pivotal moments throughout the championship. He’s been in the form of his life, which makes the latest news on his injury all the more heartbreaking.

Munster head coach Johann van Graan fears the injury Earls picked up in the win over England, may keep him out for a “long time.”

Speaking at Munster’s weekly press briefing at UL on Monday, van Graan said:

“I spoke to him on Saturday evening. I congratulated our guys on their performance and exchanged a few text messages over the past two days.

“He (Keith Earls) was in a lot of pain. If you just looked at the clip, he seems to be in a bit of trouble and knowing Earlsie he is quite a tough man.

“He has been through a lot and just watching the footage if you look at him celebrating in the circle afterwards he jumped on one leg, so like I said, I don’t have any medical confirmation at this stage, but I fear he is going to be out for quite a long time.

“Well, he was obviously upset and hurt. His self is the bigger concern here, not only for Munster, but for Ireland as well.”

Get well soon Keith.