Thursday 12 December 2019

Peter O'Mahony ruled out for the rest of the season with shoulder problem

Munster captain Peter O'Mahony will miss the rest of this season after having reconstructive shoulder surgery this morning.

In a statement today, Munster rugby said: "Peter O'Mahony is to undergo reconstructive shoulder surgery this morning and is ruled out for the remainder of the season.

"O'Mahony travelled to Dublin late yesterday evening for a review with the specialist, and following the consultation it was confirmed that the Munster captain required surgery on his left shoulder.

"Peter sustained the injury in the opening 20 minutes of Munster's 47-23 victory against Toulouse on Saturday after he over-extended his shoulder."

CJ Stander, who was named Man of the Match for his performance against Toulouse, will most likely be the one to fill the void at blindside flanker for Rob Penney's men.

O'Mahony will miss the closing stages of the Rabodirect Pro12 and their Heineken Cup semi-final with Toulon at the end of the month.

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