Bleyendaal set for Munster return in a month

Colm Kinsella

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Colm Kinsella

Bleyendaal set for Munster return in a month

Munster's Tyler Bleyendaal

MUNSTER head coach Anthony Foley said he hopes out-half Tyler Bleyendaal would be available to make his comeback from a troublesome quad tendon injury in a month's time.

Munster announced in January that Bleyendaal would be sidelined for 12 weeks as they sought to finally cure the 25-year-old Kiwi import’s troublesome quad issue.

New Zealander Bleyendaal has started just three times for Munster since joining the province  last year.

Head coach Anthony Foley said: (Tyler Bleyendaal's) he’s training the whole time to build up the strength in his leg. Hopefully, in a month’s time, he'll be back.”

Munster moved up to fifth place in the Pro12 table, four points off the play-off places after scoring a hard-earned 26-5 bonus point victory over Dragons at Thomond Park on Saturday night.

While Munster face into a free weekend, the province return to Pro12 action when playing their game in hand against the Cardiff Blued at the Arms Park on Friday, March 18.

Foley said: “We’re looking forward to having a week without a game and refocus and recharge some of the bodies. 

“We’ve had Ospreys and Glasgow, Glasgow was off a five day turnaround then we had a long trip to Italy so next week we’ll recharge the boys and make sure we’re properly prepared for Cardiff.”

Prop Stephen Archer won his 100th cap for the province in Saturday's Pro12 fixture