Tuesday 21 November 2017

Injury woes for Reds

The 22-year-old was carried off in the second-half of Friday’s 34-3 Guinness PRO14 win over Benetton Treviso. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
The 22-year-old was carried off in the second-half of Friday’s 34-3 Guinness PRO14 win over Benetton Treviso. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

John Fallon

Munster coach Rassie Erasmus said they are waiting to establish the extent of a knee injury picked up by promising centre Dan Goggin.

The 22-year-old was carried off in the second-half of Friday's 34-3 Guinness PRO14 win over Benetton Treviso.

"Dan Goggin picked up a nasty knee injury so we will just have to wait and see, otherwise I think we look pretty okay. Rhys Marshall got a bit of a hamstring, but that was more precautionary," said Erasmus as he weighed up some early injury concerns.

Goggin, who made his debut a year ago away to eventual champions Scarlets, was making his 15th appearance when he suffered the injury and the Limerick native could be set for a lengthy spell out.

Erasmus, whose side had the bonus point sealed by the 31st minute thanks to tries from Jean Kleyn, Tyler Bleyendaal, Darren Sweetnam and Alex Wotton, led 27-3 at the break, with Andrew Conway getting their fifth try.

But while an understrength side only managed one try after the restart - from South African Kleyn - Erasmus was pleased with the win, especially after trying out so many options.

"Giving guys their debuts, like James Hart and Chris Farrell and Ciaran Parker, those goals were achieved, but then there's a lot to learn out of the second-half. The way we played was obviously not good, but it was solid," added the South African.

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