Ahead of Saturday’s European Champions Cup round 5 game at home to Zebre (kick-off 1pm), the Connacht Rugby medical team have provided the following update.
Jack Carty picked up a low grade medial knee ligament sprain against the Ospreys. He is unavailable this week and his fitness will be monitored ahead of the Champions Cup final round trip to Toulouse.
Peter Robb sustained a concussion during the PRO12 defeat to the Ospreys and will observe the return-to-play protocols, while Jake Heenan suffered a minor knee injury in the first half. He is unavailable this week and his fitness will be monitored ahead of the Toulouse match.
Ultan Dillane will continue rehab on his ankle injury which does not require surgery. He is expected to return in three to four weeks. Fellow second row Quinn Roux is being treated for a groin injury sustained in training and will continue to be monitored this week.
Meanwhile, Nepia Fox-Matamua is continuing his rehab for the rib cartilage injury he sustained in the Munster game. He is unavailable this week but his fitness will be monitored by the medical team.
Connacht captain John Muldoon will resume squad activity today having recovered from the hamstring injury that ruled him out last week.
Craig Ronaldson, Dominic Robertson-McCoy and Josh Rowland have all been integrated into team training this week following their respective injuries.
John Andress and Tom Farrell, who have recently joined up with Connacht for the 2016/17 season, are two new additions to the province’s Champions Cup squad.