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Friday 19 January 2018

Dougall Munster’s only injury concern with Paul O’Connell buzzing

SEAN Dougall is the only injury concern for Munster following their 22-0 win over Connacht on Saturday with Paul O’Connell declaring he will be fit and ready for Harlequins in two weeks time.

Dougall left Musgrave Park on crutches after getting a bang on the knee on the hour mark and will undergo a scan later today to determine the extent of the injury.


There was better news for Paul O’Connell who is feeling no ill-effects after lasting the full 80 minutes at the weekend, declaring that he is raring to go for Munster’s Heineken Cup quarter-final showdown with Harlequins on April 7.


"I feel great, I feel really good actually. It was incredibly important for me to get the full 80 and it was great to get through it,” he said. 


“I will be fine by Harlequins, I know that myself, so there is no fear and it's just a matter of getting sharper now."


Luke O'Dea who fractured a bone in his hand during the Munster A v Leinster A game currently has it in plaster and will know more tomorrow following further examination. Keith Earls (shoulder) and Simon Zebo (foot) who both picked up injuries during Ireland's 6 Nations campaign continue to be ruled out of action.

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