Munster suffered a triple injury injury ahead of Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup trip to Exeter as Tadhg Beirne, Dave Kilcoyne and Gavin Coombes were ruled out.
The Ireland trio would have been an important part of Muster’s team but head coach Johann van Graan is now having to plan without them.
With Andrew Conway also still sidelined with a knee problem, Munster will be exhausted for a tough encounter at Sandy Park.
Beirne will see a specialist for his hamstring injury and Kilcoyne will begin rehabilitation from a neck problem after the loosehead also sought specialist advice.
Munster is sweating over the results of Coombes’ ankle scan after the No8 was sent off in last weekend’s disappointing home loss to Leinster.
Meanwhile, RG Snyman (knee) and James French (knee) remain sidelined.
https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/champions-cup/munster-dealt-triple-injury-blow-ahead-of-crunch-champions-cup-clash-41520733.html Munster has suffered triple injury damage ahead of their Champions Cup clash