Saturday 16 November 2019

Munster centre Sammy Arnold taken to hospital with throat injury as Johann van Graan gives update on Earls injury

13 October 2018; Keith Earls of Munster prior to the Heineken Champions Cup Pool 2 Round 1 match between Exeter Chiefs and Munster at Sandy Park in Exeter, England. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
13 October 2018; Keith Earls of Munster prior to the Heineken Champions Cup Pool 2 Round 1 match between Exeter Chiefs and Munster at Sandy Park in Exeter, England. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Ruaidhri O'Connor

Ruaidhri O'Connor

Munster centre Sammy Arnold has been taken to hospital with a throat injury he suffered during his team's 10-10 draw against Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park.

The centre came on as a second-half replacement for Dan Goggin, but lasted less than 10 minutes before being replaced.

Coach Johann van Graan confirmed that the youngster was en route to a local hospital after the game.

Munster are due to return to Ireland tonight.

The Reds take on Gloucester next Saturday and have doubts over John Ryan, who rolled his ankle, and Keith Earls who withdrew after straining his hamstring in the warm-up.

Darren Sweetnam replaced him and played well in a hard-fought draw at Sandy Park.

"Fair play to Keith," van Graan said.

"He could have played and injured it after a few minutes."

Munster are scheduled to release an injury update on Monday, with fans hoping for positive news on Conor Murray and Alby Mathewson ahead of the visit of the Cherry and Whites.

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