Munster awaiting scan result as Conor Murray sits out training with neck injury

The scrum-half is a crucial component of the province’s gameplan, but he is now an injury doubt for the Sarcens fixture.

CONOR MURRAY TOOK a limited part in Munster training at the University of Limerick today as Anthony Foley awaits scan results to determine whether the international scrum-half will be fit to face Saracens.

The away trip to Allianz Park this Saturday is a must-win fixture if the southern province are to extend their interest in the Champions Cup beyond the knockout stages. However, the scrum-half is a doubt for the game having sustained a neck injury in the act of scoring a try in the weekend win over Zebre.

“The bang Conor took scoring the try is obviously a concern that we’re looking in to to see if he’s okay. We’ll see where he lies come Thursday.”

Conor Murray scores a try Source: Giuseppe Fama/INPHO

Foley added: “He did a bit of org [indoor organisational work] this morning, but then we felt that it wouldn’t be right for him to be out on the pitch and we made sure we gave him another activity to do.

“We’ll get the scan read and see where that lies.”

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While Dave Kilcoyne and Robin Copeland remain out of commission for Foley, the head coach was keen to accentuate the positives of an injury list that is, on the whole, growing shorter. Along with Keith Earls and James Cronin coming off the bench against Zebre, Dave Foley came through an hour of action in Italy and hooker Duncan Casey played a full part in training at UL today.

Conor Murray File photo. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

“Dave O’Callaghan started at the weekend for the first time in a long time, it was great to see him out there. Earlsy and Jamesie Cronin came on and got a half an hour each. They made an impact in the game and got a good blow-out. It adds another bit of depth to our squad going in to the weekend.”

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