Injury Update: Darren Sweetnam Set To Miss Lengthy Period
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A big blow for Munster.
Ahead of next weekend’s rescheduled Champions Cup game against Racing 92, Munster have confirmed that Darren Sweetnam will be sidelined for six weeks.
Sweetnam sustained a knee injury just before half-time in Munster’s Pro12 win over Leinster on St Stephen’s Day. After subsequently seeing a specialist, the Corkman has been told that he may be mid-February before he can return to action.
In other injury news for the province, Tommy O’Donnell will undergo further investigation for an ankle injury he sustained late on in the Pro12 win over Connacht on New Year’s Eve.
The goods news for Munster however is they have confirmed that Jaco Taute has signed a new deal and will remain with the province until the end of the season at least. In Sweetnam’s absence we could end up seeing Taute at fullback for Munster’s busy Champions Cup period.
The South African has plenty of experience in the position and it would allow Munster to feature Saili and Taute in a mouth-watering back-line alongside Scannell, Earls, Zebo, Murray and Bleyendall.