Billy Holland set to miss first game of the year following Ulster loss

Johan Van Graan’s injury list has substantially increased ahead Saturday’s important Connacht tie

The Munster squad returned to the High Performance centre in UL today with a host of players needing treatment following Monday’s loss to Ulster at Ravenhill.

Billy Holland, Calvin Nash, Niall Scannell, Tommy O’Donnell and James Cronin all left the field early on Monday following respective knocks whilst in form flanker Chris Cloete reported some issues following the final whistle also.

Holland, who left the field for a HIA, will play no part against Connacht for the first time this season as he follows return to play protocols.

Cloete is another who is following return to play protocols after reporting concussion symptoms post-match.

Nash (hip), Scannell (ribs) and O’Donnell (shoulder) will need to be assessed further with the trio not expected to be available this weekend.

James Cronin, who was treated for cramp on New Year’s Day, will train fully today.

Ronan O’Mahony, who was the latest to fall foul of the seasonal illnesses, is expected to train later this week.

A further positive sees Chris Farrell return to training after overcoming the knee injury sustained while playing for Ireland in the November internationals.

Rhys Marshall continues to follow return to play protocols for a concussion sustained against Leicester.

After returning to field based training last week, Dan Goggin (knee) and Gerbrandt Grobler (ankle) will continue with their return to play rehab this week.

Continuing to rehab is Tyler Bleyendaal (neck), Jaco Taute (knee), Dave O’Callaghan (knee).

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