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Munster expect young quartet back in full training before Aviva showdown with Leinster

Jack O’Donoghue and Rory Scannell have shrugged off neck injuries while Colm O’Shea and Andrew Conway are expected to come through concussion protocols.

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MUNSTER HOPE TO see a quartet of young players back in full training after head and neck injuries in recent weeks.

The southern province began today’s injury update with a positive report on Peter O’Mahony’s 20-minute comeback during Saturday’s win over Zebre.

Meanwhile, Colm O’Shea and Andrew Conway are expected to complete their concussion return to play protocols this week and will train before the Pro12 meeting with Leinster in the Aviva Stadium (Saturday 14.05, TG4).

Centre Rory Scannell and back row Jack O’Donoghue are also due to take a full part in the programme after they each shrugged off neck injuries.

New signing Jean Kleyn is today consulting a specialist regarding the ankle injury picked up in the win over Edinburgh. Dave O’Callaghan also sought out a specialist for advice on his shoulder injury and he has begun a rehab programme with the province’s medical team.

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