Munster Star Set To Miss Start Of The Season As Surgery Required

Under the knife.

Munster will be without the services of back-row Conor Oliver for the start of the season, with the young forward set to have surgery.

Oliver sustained a shoulder injury during pre-season, with Munster issuing a squad update revealing he will have to have a procedure to correct the problem. A timeline has not been given as to how long he is expected to be out.

The young flanker was hugely impressive in the latter part of last season, picking up a MOTM award against Glasgow. The 21 year-old Dubliner will no doubt be hoping the injury doesn’t keep him out too long as he hopes to push on from last season.

In other injury news for the province, new second-row Gerbrandt Grobler is to undergo a scan for the knock he received to his ankle, while Tommy O’Donnell is following return-to-play protocols after picking up a head injury against Worcester.

Robin Copeland (shoulder) and Kevin O’Byrne (groin), are both set to return to full training this week. JJ Hanrahan (shoulder), Sam Arnold (calf), Duncan Casey (groin), Ronan O’Mahony (fibula), Dave O’Callaghan (knee) and Darren O’Shea (shoulder) continue to follow their respective programmes.

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