Munster’s Ryan to have scan on injured knee

Colm Kinsella

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Colm Kinsella

Munster's Casey Laulala is tackled by Charlie Sharples, of Gloucester, during last weekend's Heineken Cup Pool 6 clash at Thomond Park
MUNSTER forward Donnacha Ryan is set to have a scan on his knee which will determine the extent of the injury he sustained in the province’s Heineken Cup win over Gloucester.

MUNSTER forward Donnacha Ryan is set to have a scan on his knee which will determine the extent of the injury he sustained in the province’s Heineken Cup win over Gloucester.

The versatile Ryan - who played in the back row against Gloucester - was replaced in the 70th minute of Munster’s 26-10 win at Thomond Park and is also due to meet with a specialist as well as having a scan before his injury prognosis is confirmed.

Munster full-back Felix Jones is set to miss the province’s RaboDirect PRO12 clash with Glasgow warriors at Scotstoun on Friday night (7.35pm) after picking up a ‘slight ankle sprain’ in the crucial win over Gloucester at the weekend.

Jones’ replacement in the Gloucester game, Denis Hurley, sustained an injury himself 10 minutes later and will undergo a scan on his left knee to identify possible medial ligament damage.

Niall Ronan who was a late withdrawal from the side to face Gloucester, having failed a fitness test on a sprained ankle on the morning of the game, will continue to be monitored as the week progresses.

Scrum-half Gerry Hurley is due to meet the specialists today, Tuesday, for an update on his finger injury that he sustained while training at the start of October, and will continue with his rehabilitation process.

Luke O’Dea, who had been sidelined with a wrist injury, returned to action at the weekend when he saw 30 minutes of game-time for the first time since March, while playing for his club side Shannon RFC in their ODM Munster Senior Cup tie with Dolphin at Coonagh. Second row Ian Nagle, who has been troubled with a foot injury, is said to be progressing well, but is still out of consideration for the next few weeks.

Tommy O’Donnell (knee), Paddy Butler (thumb) and Simon Zebo (foot) are all continuing with their rehabilitation programmes.