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Injury Update: Keith Earls

30th September 2014 By Munster Rugby

After meeting with the consultant in London last night Keith Earls will now undergo surgery on his right knee this afternoon.

After meeting with the consultant in London last night Keith Earls will now undergo surgery on his right knee this afternoon.

Earls who sustained an injury to his patellar tendon over the summer has been unable to recover through conservative rehabilitation and after meeting with the specialist yesterday it was confirmed that he required surgery. The winger is expected to be side-lined for three to four months.

In other player news Paddy Butler, who was replaced after 76 minutes on Saturday night against Ospreys, sustained a concussion and is following the graduated return to play protocol.

Donnacha Ryan’s surgery on his foot has been scheduled for this Thursday, while Johnny Holland is still following the rehabilitation process after his shoulder collision in the Zebre game.

Peter O’Mahony (shoulder) continues to progress well with his rehab and has been introduced to limited contact training this week and there is good news also for Damien Varley (foot) has he follows a modified training programme.

Dave O’Callaghan (knee), Niall Scannell (wrist) and Mike Sherry (shoulder) are all progressing with their rehab.

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