More injury woe for Munster Rugby with a number of senior players set for surgery
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Munster have been hit with more injury woe after they confirmed this afternoon that four of their players are set for surgery following a disastrous festive period.
The southern province were defeated by Leinster on St. Stephen’s Day in Thomond Park and again by Connacht at the Sportsground on New Year’s Day, and picked up more injuries along the way, adding to an already stacked medical room.
Following the Leinster game Dave Kilcoyne has undergone surgery on his shoulder today and will be out for at least six months. Academy lock Edwin Edogbo will undergo surgery on his achilles tendon next week after he was stretchered off in the same game.
Jack O’Donoghue was removed after sustaining a knee injury against Connacht and will go for a scan and surgical opinion, while Diarmuid Barron (foot) is also due to undergo surgery next Monday.
In other news, Alex Nankivell is rehabilitating his ankle injury and his availability will be determined next week, while Oli Jager is following the graduated return-to-play protocols after being removed against Connacht.
Munster’s long-term injury list on top of all this includes Patrick Campbell (shoulder), Peter O’Mahony (shoulder), Jean Kleyn (eye), Jack Daly (ankle), Liam Coombes (shoulder), Niall Scannell (groin), RG Snyman (chest/shoulder), Joey Carbery (wrist), Roman Salanoa (knee), Mike Haley (hip), Cian Hurley (ankle/achilles).
Munster’s next game is against Toulon in the Champions Cup in what has become a must win for the province following a draw and a defeat in the opening two rounds.