Chris Cloete's gruesome arm injury was as bad as it looked as Munster confirm lengthy layoff
It's as bad as it looked.
Chris Cloete suffered a forearm fracture against Glasgow on Friday night and has been ruled out for between three and four months, Mnnster have confirmed.
Munster getting back to winning ways came with a tinge of disappointment as Cloete went off with what looked like a serious arm injury.
The South African posted a graphic image of his arm being operated on yesterday and, with the province confirming the surgery was a success, he will now need up to 16 weeks to fully recuperate.
— Chris Cloete (@cloetechris6) February 25, 2018
It's a significant blow for Munster. Cloete has been an excellent addition to the squad since signing from Pumas last year, making his debut in November's win over Dragons.
Cloete is guaranteed to miss Munster's Champions Cup quarter-final against Toulon at the end of March.
There is good news for Munster, though, as Tommy O'Donnell has returned to full training following his AC joint injury. The 12-time Ireland international will be available for selection for Munster's trip to Edinburgh on Friday night.
The Munster squad returned to the High Performance Centre at UL today ahead of Friday night’s Guinness PRO14 clash against Edinburgh in Murrayfield (7.35pm).
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— Munster Rugby (@Munsterrugby) February 26, 2018