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Munster statement confirms Carbery out for 'immediate future'; needing surgery

By Ian Cameron
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UPDATE: Ireland and Munster star Joey Carbery is to undergo surgery on his wrist, ruling him out of action for the ‘immediate future’.


Earlier The Irish Independent reported that Carbery appeared to suffer the suspected broken arm in a Munster training session.

It now appears that injury was to his wrist.

The statement from Munster reads: “Following on from the earlier squad update, the medical department have confirmed that Joey Carbery underwent a scan for a wrist injury sustained against Ulster on Friday night at the Kingspan.

“It has been confirmed the out-half sustained a wrist ligament injury and requires surgery, ruling him out for the immediate future.”

Carbery had just returned to the Munster fold after a long term provincial lay-off, starting his first game for the side in eight months.

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As the back-up at flyhalf to Jonny Sexton, the loss of Carbery is a headache for Andy Farrell and Ireland. With Carbery sidelined, one of either Leinster’s Ross Byrne and Connacht’s Jack Carty will likely take the Munster man’s place in Farrell’s plans.

Leaving Ireland aside, the loss of Carbery is also a significant blow for Munster, with both JJ Hanrahan and Tyler Bleyendaal currently rehabbing injuries.


The was no mention of the apparent injury in the Munster’s Squad update just after 6pm.

The earlier statement reads:

“The Munster squad have commenced preparations for Sunday’s Champions Cup clash away to Racing 92 in Paris (4.15pm local/3.15pm Irish time).

“The province’s medical department have issued the following update ahead of the game. Tadhg Beirne underwent successful ankle surgery last week and has commenced rehabilitation.

“JJ Hanrahan and Tommy O’Donnell are both rehabbing well from hamstring injuries sustained against Leinster. Niall Scannell was removed with cramp against Ulster and has returned to training.

“Fineen Wycherley failed a HIA in Belfast and will follow return to play protocols. Andrew Conway was withdrawn as a precaution at half-time on Friday night with a neck complaint and will be reviewed as the week continues.

“In positive news, Kevin O’Byrne, Rhys Marshall and Darren Sweetnam will all be reintroduced to training this week.”

Continuing to rehab: Brian Scott (foot) Tyler Bleyendaal (neck), Ciaran Parker (calf).


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