Horan took a full part in training at a rain lashed and bitterly cold Musgrave Park yesterday and Munster coach Tony McGahan confirmed that Horan will play some part in a club game at the weekend with a view to him being in contention for selection for the next Magners League game versus the Scarlets in ten days time.
Horan's last game was against Treviso in the Heineken Cup in mid October and at that stage it was believed he would be out of action until the end of January. However, his recovery is ahead of schedule with McGahan attributing that to, "the player himself, his determination and thorough professionalism, the medical care during and after his operation and our own medical and fitness staff."
Munster complete their preparations for the clash with Ulster with a training session in Limerick tomorrow after which the starting XV and replacements will be named.
They travel to Belfast on Saturday morning.