Tuesday 21 November 2017

Knee injury could keep Munster's Tommy O’Donnell out for three months

Tommy O'Donnell, Munster
Tommy O'Donnell, Munster

MUNSTER star Tommy O’Donnell faces up to three months on the sidelines with a knee injury.

O’Donnell suffered the damage while playing for the province in their Rabo Pro 12 match against Italian side Zebre at the weekend.

The openside flanker limped off after 67 minutes and is now expected to see a specialist later this week.

However, early indications are that the injury will require surgery which would keep him out of action until December

But Munster fans got better news today about Felix Jones, who underwent shoulder surgery at the start of July.

“After meeting with the specialist on Monday Jones was declared fit to return to some controlled contact this week, with a plan of returning to full training next week if all goes well,” said Munster Rugby on its website.

Another casualty from the Zebre game was Ian Nagle who suffered strained tendons on his foot. He is undergoing rehabilitation and could be back as soon as within two weeks.

Similarly, Andrew Conway is in light training this week following a groin strain at Zebre.

Munster is due to announce its squad tomorrow for the Rabot Pro 12 clash against Benetton Treviso at Stadio di Monigo on Friday.

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