After meeting with the consultant in London last night, Munster and Ireland’s Keith Earls will undergo surgery on his right knee this afternoon.
Keith Earls, who sustained an injury to his patellar tendon over the summer, has been unable to recover through conservative rehabilitation and after meeting with the specialist yesterday it was confirmed that he required surgery.
The versatile back (pictured below training with the province in August) is expected to be sidelined for three to four months.
In other Munster squad news, Paddy Butler, who was replaced in the 76th minute of last Saturday’s game against the Ospreys, sustained a concussion and is following the graduated return to play protocol.
Donnacha Ryan’s surgery on his foot has been scheduled for this Thursday, while Johnny Holland is still following the rehabilitation process after his shoulder collision in the recent Zebre match.
Peter O’Mahony (shoulder) continues to progress well with his rehab and has been introduced to limited contact training this week and there is good news also for Damien Varley (foot) as he follows a modified training programme.
David O’Callaghan (knee), Niall Scannell (wrist) and Mike Sherry (shoulder) are all progressing with their rehab programmes.