Munster signing RG Snyman ruled out after cruciate injury is confirmed

Munster signing RG Snyman ruled out after cruciate injury is confirmed
RG Snyman of Munster leaves the field with an injury during the Guinness PRO14 Round 14 match against Leinster. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

MUNSTER'S high-profile new signing RG Snyman is out for the foreseeable future after suffering a ACL tear against Leinster last weekend.

The towering Springbok lock went down early in the loss to Leinster, a terrible blow to the World Cup winning player and the province. 

A Munster spokesperson said Snyman will meet a specialist next ‘to discuss surgery and management’. Dave Kilcoyne and Jean Kleyn are also ruled out for the immediate future with ankle and neck ligament injuries respectively.

A statement said: "It has been confirmed that the province’s newest debutant, RG Snyman, sustained an ACL tear in the opening minutes of Saturday night’s Guinness PRO14 encounter against Leinster. The lock will meet with the specialist next to discuss surgery and management.

"The squad gathered at the HPC this morning to commence preparations for the Round 15 Guinness PRO14 encounter against Connacht, with players and coaches taking part in the next phase of the IRFU’s routine PCR testing."

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