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Bleyendaal and Ryan to follow return to play protocols as Munster wait on Cronin's scan

The pair sustained concussions during the province’s win over Glasgow.

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MUNSTER OUT-HALF Tyler Bleyendaal will follow the return to play protocols this week after leaving the field during Saturday’s win over Glasgow Warriors with concussion.

The Kiwi was withdrawn after just nine minutes of the southern province’s narrow 10-7 victory at Musgrave Park at the weekend and is likely to be a doubt for this weekend’s interpro clash with Ulster.

Donnacha Ryan also sustained concussion during the game and will join Bleyendaal in following the protocols while prop James Cronin will have a scan on the knee injury which forced him off during the second half.

With the Champions Cup semi-final with Saracens looming, the fitness of Bleyendaal will be of concern to Rassie Erasmus with CJ Stander and Conor Murray both considered doubts for that game in a fortnight.

Ian Keatley is, however, set to make a full return to training this week and would add cover in the out-half department should Bleyendaal not prove his fitness for this weekend.

Meanwhile, Ulster will monitor the fitness of Jared Payne this week after the Ireland international suffered an ankle sprain in the 24-24 draw with Cardiff Blues over the weekend.

The northern province expect Chris Henry to be fit for their visit to Thomond Park on Saturday after the flanker recovered from a niggle which kept him out of action at the weekend.

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