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Murray Sits Out Training With Bruised Foot

Murray Sits Out Training With Bruised Foot

Munster continued preparations for Saturday’s home interprovincial match against Connacht with the first squad session of the week at UL. A number of players continue to work with Munster medical staff in rehabbing some recent bumps and bruises and a number of longer term injuries.

Having sustained some bone bruising in his foot, scrum half Conor Murray sat out training today and his injury will continue to be monitored by medical staff.

Munster head coach Anthony Foley confirmed: “He got a stamp on the foot in the Treviso game so it was prudent that he didn’t run today. Anybody who doesn’t train on the Tuesday would be a doubt for the weekend. It’s about preparation and if you’re not properly prepared, you are liable to incur more injuries, so we want fellas to do a full week’s work before we play them.”

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He added: “Connacht were excellent last season, they had a run in Europe as well and we probably got a taste of it in pre-season and they gave us a good trimming (28-12) at Thomond Park. From there, they’ve done really well in the PRO12 and they’ve won their two European games. They’re going really well. With the players they have, they’re playing super rugby and they’re dangerous.”

Mike Sherry (knee ligament) and Tyler Bleyendaal (quad) will following their rehab programmes this week and are expected to return to modified training early next week.

Jordan Coghlan emerged as the only injury concern following the Munster ‘A’ team’s British & Irish Cup win over Yorkshire Carnegie last Friday night. The young back rower underwent a scan for an ankle injury and will be further assessed this week.

Munster medical staff also confirmed that both Peter O’Mahony (ACL) and Duncan Casey (pectoral muscle) underwent successful surgeries last Friday.

Peter McCabe (pectoral muscle), Tommy O’Donnell (hip), Stephen Archer (neck) and Johnny Holland (hamstring) all continue with their respective rehab programmes.

Meanwhile, the young Australian duo of Rory O’Connor (prop) and Mike Kennedy (scrum half) trained with the squad in a trial capacity at UL today. Both players are Irish qualified.

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