MUNSTER’S iconic captain Paul O’Connell could yet play a part in the province’s season following further tests on his injured ankle, damaged in the recent encounter against Leinster in Thomond Park.
O’Connell had his injury reassessed in Dublin on Wednesday evening and the prediction is that he could be back training in four weeks’ time.
That would mean that should Munster progress to the final of either Amlin Challenge Cup or Magners League, O’Connell could be involved.
The Limerick man has had his fair share of injuries over the past couple of seasons, and had just returned to top form after a lengthy spell on the sidelines due to a long term groin injury. The towering second row injured his ankle in the dramatic victory over arch-rivals Leinster at Thomond Park in the Magners League earlier this month.
However, the latest positive update on the ankle injury will come a boost to both Munster and Ireland ahead of next summer’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.