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Munster Injury List Grows

25th October 2005 By Munster Rugby

Munster Injury List Grows

Frank Sheahan joins Alan Quinlan on the injury list following Munster’s clash with Sale Sharks last Friday, Sheahan sustained a neck injury in that game that rules him out for up to 12 weeks.

The cost of Munster’s hugely physical contest with Sale Sharks last Friday spread way beyond the question of points, bonus or otherwise, with the news today that Frank Sheahan joins Alan Quinlan on the injured list.

Sheahan damaged ligaments in his neck and will be out of action for anything from six to twelve weeks while Quinlan will shortly undergo an operation to repair damage to cruciate ligaments (knee) and he will be out of action for four or five months.

And there was further bad news for Munster when it was revealed today, following medical examination that Paul O’Connell will need surgery to have a pin inserted in his damaged hand, a process that will take three to five weeks.

Munster trained today in the wet at Thomond Park where Anthony Horgan and Trevor Halstead took a full part while Peter Stringer was also involved for the full session.

Munster will have their final training session in Cork on Thursday ahead of the game against Castres Olympique (Thomond Park, Saturday).

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