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# Injury concern
O'Donnell a doubt for Glasgow trip after new ankle injury against Racing
The Munster openside damaged his right ankle a week after hurting his left.

TOMMY O’DONNELL is a doubt for Munster’s Champions Cup visit to Glasgow on Saturday evening after suffering an ankle injury during last weekend’s win over Racing 92.

The Tipp man had missed much of Munster’s preparation for the Racing clash with a left ankle injury, but it is a new injury to his right ankle that makes O’Donnell a doubt this week.

Tommy O'Donnell makes a break James Crombie / INPHO O'Donnell was excellent in the first half against Racing. James Crombie / INPHO / INPHO

O’Donnell was forced off after 48 minutes of the victory in Racing, replaced by Jack O’Donoghue, having taken a blow to his right ankle after making a clearing kick in the first half.

Munster say O’Donnell will be “reviewed by the medical department as the week continues” but he is now a doubt for the crucial Pool 1 meeting with Glasgow on Saturday.

There are a number of other Munster players carrying bumps and bruises after last weekend’s game at Stade Yves du Manoir, with Donnacha Ryan taking a blow to the ribs and Conor Murray sustaining a knock on the thigh, but none are thought to be serious concerns at this stage.

Promising centre Sam Arnold suffered a knee injury while playing for Munster A in their British and Irish Cup win against Doncaster over the weekend, and was replaced at half-time.

The 20-year-old will undergo a scan this week for further investigation. Arnold missed the start of the season after damaging ligaments in his knee soon after joining from Ulster.

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More positively for Munster, second row Jean Kleyn and and loosehead prop Thomas Du Toit will return to full training this week after missing the Racing clash due to illness.

Still on Munster’s official injury list are Mike Sherry [back], Darren Sweetnam [knee], Duncan Casey [knee], Alex Wootton [shoulder], Cathal Sheridan [broken leg], Sean McCarthy [knee] and Mark Chisholm [concussion].

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