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Saturday 19 January 2019

Flannery must 'wait and see' about injury

JERRY FLANNERY was due to learn the extent of his latest injury setback after undergoing a scan to his injured left calf which he suffered in the final seconds of Munster's 35-10 Magners League victory over Ulster at Thomond Park on Saturday.

The 32-year-old has been plagued by injury, but the latest setback is not in the same calf that has largely kept him out of action since October.

The hooker had been introduced as a replacement for Damien Varley in the 54th minute of the Ulster match, having played 40 minutes in a game for Shannon the previous weekend and come through Irish squad training during the week.



Agony

His return to Munster colours was greeted by the biggest roar of the night, and he was an impressive presence up until the point he clutched his leg in agony during the final passage of play.

He was assisted from the pitch and straight to the dressing-room, clearly distraught at this latest setback. Munster coach Tony McGahan said: "It's a different calf (injury), not the same one. We'll just have to wait and see.

"He is quite upset and everyone is feeling for him at this point in time. He worked really hard to get back from where he was and there is no doubt he will work really hard to get back from this one as well. I haven't gone through the details with him, he just knows it is injured and we will wait and seen."

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