Sheridan faces an extended period out of action. Donall Farmer/INPHO

Cathal Sheridan breaks leg in AIL game days after signing short-term Munster contract

Meanwhile, Keith Earls and Dave Kilcoyne are following return to play protocols ahead of the trip to Paris.

CATHAL SHERIDAN HAS been dealt a cruel blow with the news the scrum-half has suffered a broken leg just days after signing a short-term contract with Munster.

Sheridan sustained a leg fracture in UL Bohs’ AIL win over Galwegians at the weekend and is now waiting to see a specialist to discover the exact prognosis.

He faces the prospect of being sidelined for a considerable period having made his return to the southern province last week.

The 27-year-old was released by Munster last May but last week put pen to paper on a three-month deal with Rassie Erasmus’ side ahead of a busy period in the season.

The Munster Director of Rugby will have to wait and see if Keith Earls and Dave Kilcoyne are available for Sunday’s trip to Racing 92.

Keith Earls injured Earls limped out of Saturday's game at the Aviva. James Crombie / INPHO James Crombie / INPHO / INPHO

Both suffered concussions during the interpro defeat to Leinster on Saturday and are currently following the return to play protocols. The seven-day turnaround means there is still a chance they will be cleared to play in the Champions Cup opener.

There is no further update on the fitness of Jean Kleyn (ankle), Francis Saili (shoulder), Sammy Arnold (knee), Mike Sherry (back) and Dave Foley (elbow) as they all continue their respective rehab programmes.

Munster face the Top 14 side this weekend before welcoming Glasgow Warriors to Thomond Park in Pool 1 the following Saturday.

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