Munster’s Pro 12 home semi-final clinching victory over Treviso at the weekend has come with a heavy price as test have confirmed, via Sky Sports, that in-form winger Ronan O’Mahony has suffered a fractured fibula.
The 34-14 victory in Italy confirmed the Limerick based side will be at home in Thomond Park for their Pro 12 last four clash but for O’Mahony, his season has come to an end.
With nine tries to his name in the tournament, the 27-year-old was enjoying one of his finest seasons to date in the red of Munster and was second in the table of top try scorers in the competition.
His presence on the wing offered Rassie Erasmus’ side genuine attacking options out wide and his loss adds to the injury woes the South African faces ahead of the knock out tie on May 20th.
Team-mate Dave O’Callaghan limped off early in the Treviso clash and is now waiting in the results of a scan to determine the extent of a knee injury.
They join Conor Murray on the sidelines as he recovers from the shoulder injury that has kept him out of action since March.
Munster must now refocus ahead of the Pro 12 climax as they look to deliver on what has been an exceptional and heartbreaking season.
The loss of head coach and club legend Anthony Foley in October galvanised the side and since then they have been in irresistible form. A Champions Cup semi-final defeat to Saracens last weekend ended the chance of a fairytale ending to a difficult season.
Now with a Pro 12 semi-final booked for Thomond Park, Munster have one final chance of making good on the promise they have shown all season.
Gary Brennan, Pundit Arena
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