Saturday 21 September 2019

Chris Farrell to miss Munster's European quarter-final after being ruled out for the season with knee injury

6 January 2018; Chris Farrell of Munster is tackled by Jack Carty of Connacht during the Guinness PRO14 Round 13 match between Munster and Connacht at Thomond Park in Limerick. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile
6 January 2018; Chris Farrell of Munster is tackled by Jack Carty of Connacht during the Guinness PRO14 Round 13 match between Munster and Connacht at Thomond Park in Limerick. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

Munster centre Chris Farrell will miss the province's Champions Cup quarter-final at the end of March after being ruled out for the remainder of the season following a knee injury.

The 24-year-old, who won Man of the Match against Wales last Saturday in the Six Nations, had already been expected to miss the rest of the Six Nations, but the province today confirmed that he will take no further part in this campaign.

Farrell twisted his knee during an open training session at Lansdowne Road yesterday, just days after his breakthrough performance in a green jersey. Now his loss will be felt by club as well as country after Munster confirmed that the injury suffered was to his ACL, which will require season-ending surgery.

Munster play Toulon at Thomond Park in the Champions Cup quarter-final on Saturday March 31, and are already without South African center Jaco Taute, who also suffered a knee injury.

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