Thursday 21 September 2017

Munster hit with double injury blow as young centre and South African signing set for extended spell on sidelines

1 September 2017; Dan Goggin of Munster is stretchered off the field during the Guinness PRO14 Round 1 match between Munster and Benetton at Irish Independent Park in Cork. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
1 September 2017; Dan Goggin of Munster is stretchered off the field during the Guinness PRO14 Round 1 match between Munster and Benetton at Irish Independent Park in Cork. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

Munster centre Dan Goggin has been ruled out for 4-5 months after picking up a knee injury during the opening weekend of the PRO 14.

Goggin went down during Munster's comprehensive win over Treviso last Friday, with the province confirming this evening that he has torn his posterior cruciate ligament and sprained his medial collateral ligament.

Munster estimate that the injury will keep Goggin out of action until 2018 while new signing Gerbrandt Gobler is also facing a period on the treatment table.

The South African lock injured his ankle in a pre-season friendly against Worcester two weeks ago, and has undergone surgery. Munster say a timetable for his return won't be known until his post-op healing is complete.

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