Munster backrow options further weakened by Stander injury
MUNSTER flanker CJ Stander will be out of action until January after breaking a bone in his hand.
The 22-year-old suffered the injury during a man-of-the-match full debut performance against Glasgow in the RaboDirect PRO12 at the weekend.
He joins fellow back-rowers Niall Ronan, Sean Dougall and Tommy O'Donnell on the sidelines for Saturday's Heineken Cup match with Saracens at Thomond Park.
James Coughlan, who has returned from a groin injury sooner than expected, has been added to the squad and is expected to start the game