Joey Carbery suffers another injury setback

Date published: January 7 2020

Munster and Ireland fly-half Joey Carbery’s cruel run of luck has continued after he suffered a wrist ligament injury against Ulster on Friday.

After undergoing a scan this week, it has been confirmed that Carbery requires surgery and has been ruled out for the immediate future.

Munster have started their preparations for Sunday’s Champions Cup clash with Racing 92, with further updates released by the team.

“Tadhg Beirne underwent successful ankle surgery last week and has commenced rehabilitation,” the province said in their injury update.

“JJ Hanrahan and Tommy O’Donnell are both rehabbing well from hamstring injuries sustained against Leinster.

“Niall Scannell was removed with cramp against Ulster and has returned to training.

“Fineen Wycherley failed a HIA in Belfast and will follow RTP protocols.

“Andrew Conway was withdrawn as a precaution at half-time on Friday night with a neck complaint and will be reviewed as the week continues.”

There was some positive news as Kevin O’Byrne, Rhys Marshall and Darren Sweetnam will all be reintroduced to training this week.

Elsewhere, Brian Scott (foot) Tyler Bleyendaal (neck), Ciaran Parker (calf) continue their rehabilitation from their respective injuries.