Munster await medical report on Holland's worrying injury

Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent


Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent


Munster await medical report on Holland's worrying injury

MUNSTER are awaiting a medical report on the serious hamstring injury which has been troubling their talented out-half Johnny Holland.

Twenty five-year-old Holland enjoyed a terrific end to last season where he started five crucial Guinness Pro12 fixtures in succession to propel himself to the position of first choice out-half with the province.

However, a long-term hamstring injury leaves it uncertain as to when Holland will resume playing with Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus admitting the out-half has a ‘serious problem’.

Munster are awaiting a medical report to learn the full extent of the injury and a possible return to play date for the playmaker.

There was good news for Munster with confirmation that New Zealand out-half Tyler Bleyendaal who showed no ill-effects following his comeback last weekend from a nagging quad injury.

Elsewhere, following his senior debut on Friday, winger Alex Wootton reported a hyper extension of the knee. However Erasmus is not overly concerned with the extent of the injury.

Prop Stephen Archer did not train with the Munster squad this Wednesday at UL ahead of Saturday’s Guinness Pro12 opener with Scarlets at Parc y Scarlets, 3pm.

The tighthead is undergoing a scan for a neck complaint today, Wednesday, with medical staff awaiting the results before a full prognosis can be made.

David Johnston, who is currently returning from an ankle issue, is expected to take part in full training next week.

Peter O'Mahony (knee), Sammy Arnold (knee), Mark Chisholm (concussion), Sean McCarthy (knee), Francis Saili (shoulder) and Mike Sherry (back) all continue to follow their respective rehab programmes.