MUNSTER have been dealt a major injury blow with conformation that their Irish international star Donnacha Ryan is set to be sidelined for 10 weeks with a knee injury.
And adding to Munster’s injury woes is news that utility back Denis Hurley has been ruled out of action for five weeks with medial ligament damage in his knee.
Donnacha Ryan, who picked up his knee injury in Saturday’s Heineken Cup win over Gloucester, is set to be sidelined for the province until late December or early January.
Ryan is set to miss the crucial back-to-back Heineken Cup pool matches against Perpignan in December as well as Ireland’s three autumn internationals next month
Munster confirmed this Wednesday that Ryan strained ligaments in his left knee against Gloucester at Thomond Park on Saturday and will be out of consideration for approximately ten weeks after seeing a specialist.
Hurley will be sidelined until the end of November. The news comes on the back of Simon Zebo’s foot injury which will keep the flying winger out of action for some 10 weeks.
Full-back Felix Jones is set to miss Munster’s top-of-the-table RaboDirect PRO12 clash with Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun on Friday, 7.35pm.