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Munster scrum-half Sheridan ruled out with broken forearm

The Sligo native will miss three to four months after surgery on the injury.

Sheridan broke a bone in his right forearm on Sunday.
Sheridan broke a bone in his right forearm on Sunday.

Updated 15.14

MUNSTER SCRUM-HALF Cathal Sheridan has been ruled out of action after breaking a bone in his right forearm during the victory over the Ospreys last weekend.

The 25-year-old will now miss three to four months, effectively ending his season. Sheridan underwent an x-ray on the arm yesterday, and after the injury was identified, the Sligo native was operated on yesterday evening.

Sheridan has had a strong season for Munster up until this point, starting eight games, including the crucial win away to Perpignan in the Heineken Cup. In January, his excellent performances were rewarded with a new two-year contract at the province.

A former underage star for his native Connacht, Sheridan has worked diligently to make himself an important part of the set-up at Munster, vying with Duncan Williams for the role of back-up to Conor Murray over the last two seasons.

Having won that individual battle in recent times, the timing of this injury is unfortunate for both player and province. Sheridan will work hard towards coming back from the broken bone sooner than expected, but Munster fans may not see the UL Bohemians club back on the pitch until next season.

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