Paul O’ Connell out for 4-6 weeks

Updated: May 13, 2012

Paul O’Connell is expected to be out of action for 4-6 weeks after injuring his knee against Ulster last Saturday night.

Munster have been knocked by a huge blow with the news that Paul O’Connell will miss up to 4-6 weeks after injuring his left knee against Ulster in Thomond Park last Saturday night. The inspirational giant is an immense presence in the Munster side and will no doubt be a huge loss for the sides RaboDirect PRO 12 semi final against Ospreys in the Liberty Stadium this Friday night.

Damian Varley has also been ruled out of the squads encounter with the Ospreys after picking up an ankle sprain. Varley may be fit in time for the final should Munster overcome their opponents this Friday.

These are two big losses for Munster however, they have been boosted by the news that Ronan O’ Gara is expected to return to training tomorrow. O’ Gara has been out of action since the Heineken Cup quarter final against Ulster after receiving a leg injury. He may be in contention to be named in the squad to face the Ospreys.

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