Munster’s Injury Update Ahead Of Their Champions Cup Quarter Final Is Disastrous

Not good.

Munster look set to head into their huge Champions Cup quarter final clash with Toulon in a couple of weeks, minus a number of their key players.

Keith Earls will undergo a scan and require specialist assessment to determine the full extent of the knee injury he picked up in Ireland’s win over England. But it’s expected he won’t make the Toulon game.

Head Coach Johann van Graan has been dealt a further blow with the news that Tyler Bleyendaal and Duncan Williams have both been ruled out for the remainder of the season. Bleyendaal required surgery in a bid to rectify ongoing symptoms with his neck, while Williams underwent surgery after sustaining facial injuries during a training session last week.

Simon Zebo (hamstring) and Alex Wootton (hip flexor) will be reviewed by the medical department today, while Jean Kleyn is following return to play protocols after sustaining a concussion.

Munster will also likely be without Andrew Conway (knee), Chris Cloete (arm), Jaco Taute (knee), Chris Farrell (knee) for the European clash.

There was a small bit of good news however, as Niall Scannell returns to full training this week as he recovers from a rib injury sustained against Glasgow Warriors at the end of February.