Munster prop Cronin out for up to four weeks

Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent

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Munster prop Cronin out for up to four weeks

MUNSTER have been dealt a blow ahead of key upcoming Guinness Pro12 and Champions Cup fixtures with confirmation that prop James Cronin is set to be sidelined for up to four weeks.

Cronin suffered a pectoral muscle injury in the historic victory over the Maori All-Blacks at Thomond Park earlier this month.

The province confirmed this Wednesday that Cronin is expected to be unavailable for 3 to 4 weeks in managing the injury.

Meanwhile, Ireland squad members Peter O'Mahony, John Ryan, Jack O'Donoghue, Billy Holland, Dave Kilcoyne and Darren Sweetnam trained with the Munster squad this Wednesday at UL.

Munster take on Treviso in a crucial Guinness Pro12 clash at Thomond Park this Saturday, 2pm.

Munster have been boosted by the news that Jean Kleyn (ankle) and Dave Foley (elbow and calf) are both back in full training and available for selection.

Dave O'Callaghan, who has been suffering with a shoulder injury, is advancing with his rehabilitation and is hoping to return to play in three to four weeks.