Munster Injury Update On Conor Murray, Keith Earls, CJ Stander & Peter O’Mahony
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Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus has issued a positive injury update following Munster’s bruising win over Toulouse.
The two-time European champions put Toulouse to the sword in the final quarter of yesterday’s quarter final clash at Thomond Park to set up a semi-final clash against the winner of today’s clash between Saracens and Glasgow.
Speaking to the Irish Independent, Erasmus revealed that Murray is very close to returning.
“Three weeks ago he almost played for Ireland. It’s a waiting game, a matter of him getting more power into his arm,” he said.
“We thought until Friday’s Captain’s Run he’d make it. But he’s not 34, it’s not his last game and hopefully he’ll be back soon.
Earls, Stander and O’Mahony all left the field injured yesterday, but the prognosis doesn’t sound too bad.
“Keith I don’t think it’s serious, it’s back pain, CJ hurt his ankle, Peter was a massive blow to his upper thigh. A dead leg, a massive dead leg.
“The tough thing for us is to manage the squad. We have to manage the games, we’re in a semi-final and the upcoming (Pro12 games) we’ll have to rest players here and there.
“We’ll keep Europe in the back of our heads. Hopefully those guys will be available, I’m not sure.”