Munster have received a major blow following the recently concluded Pro14 game against Leinster with South African lock RG Snyman sidelined with a torn ACL.
Snyman joined the Irish province ahead of the tournament resumption following the outbreak of Covid-19 which forced an early end for his stint with Japanese side Honda Heat and made his debut in last Saturday's game against Leinster.
However, his appearance was limited to eight minutes as he left the field with a knee injury and now will be in consultation with a specialist for a possible surgery.
“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,” read a statement from Munster.
“The lock will meet with the specialist next to discuss surgery and management.”
Snyman has played 23 Tests for South Africa and was part of their victorious World Cup campaign last year in Japan.
Meanwhile, the club also confirmed that Dave Kilcoyne and Jean Kleyn will undergo rehabilitation following ankle and neck ligament injuries.
The squad has assembled in the club's High Performance Centre ahead of their upcoming game against Connacht to be played at Aviva Stadium in Dublin on 30th August.