Munster duo under medical review

Date published: December 29 2016

Munster have confirmed that Darren Sweetnam and Andrew Conway are both under medical review.

Darren Sweetnam who sustained a knee injury just before half-time against Leinster will undergo further investigation, requiring specialist opinion. The Cork-man, who started every game this season, has been ruled out of Saturday’s encounter against Connacht according to the Munster website.

Although Sweetnam’s replacement, Andrew Conway, finished the game, the winger reported an elbow injury and is also under medical review awaiting specialist consultation. Conway will not be available for selection this weekend.

On a positive note Francis Saili showed no ill effects following his return to action and came through 20 minutes of rugby for the first time this season.

Academy prop Brian Scott (elbow) has also returned to full training after receiving the all clear following a scan last week.

With the five-day turnaround for Connacht, preparations are well underway for the visit to the Sportsground on New Year’s Eve. In managing player welfare a number of the international contingent will be unavailable and due to the latest injury concerns Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus will be forced to ring a number of changes for the round 12 encounter against the reigning Champions.