Munster’s Latest Injury Update Is Hugely Concerning

Not good.

French giants Toulon warmed up for their quarter final clash with Munster yesterday with a 49-0 win over Clermont.

The Top 14 side seem to be hitting form at just the right time, while Munster appear to be picking up injuries at the worst possible time. Head coach Johann van Grann might struggle to put a backline together come Saturday.

Munster resigned to also being without Keith Earls (knee), Duncan Williams (facial), Tyler Bleyendaal (neck), Chris Farrell (knee), and Jaco Taute (knee) for the game, but it could be much worse by the end of the week.

Simon Zebo (hamstring), Andrew Conway (knee) and Rory Scannell all remain doubtful for next Saturday’s crucial fixture.

“He (Zebo) will return to the training field this week but it’s still touch and go whether he will play. We will take it day-by-day and finalise the team as the week goes on.” van Graan said.

Andrew Conway is in the same boat, having missed the entire Six Nations.

“He’s also 50-50, (Conway)” said van Graan.

“He’ll return to training later in the week. Again, he’s a quality player but he hasn’t played in a few weeks. He’s been working so hard with the physio guys and rehab guys, he’s sat into all the meetings over the last two or three weeks. He’s 100 per cent on par with the rugby but we have to get him out on the field and get the ball in his hands.”

“We have so many injuries in the backs so we will give him every opportunity to come back.

Rory Scannell is currently is observing the Return to Play protocols, while van Graan also confirmed openside Tommy O’Donnell will miss this weekend’s clash. A huge blow with Chris Cloete already out.

If Munster manage to find a win this weekend, it will be some feat. Even for them.

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