Warren Gatland Drops Massive Conor Murray Bombshell

This is not good.

Conor Murray’s injury has proven to be a lot worse then initially feared with the Munster nine suffering neck damage in Ireland’s loss to Wales last month.

The Lions scrumhalf is yet to return following the injury and could end up missing out on this summer’s tour to New Zealand.

Gatland has exclusively revealed to the Irish Independent that the Limerick man will miss this weekend’s game with Saracens, with the injury complicated with a nerve issue. The Lions boss has revealed that Murray has seen a neurologist over a neck injury following a setback in training a couple of weeks ago.

Murray would have to prove his fitness ahead of the Lions tour if he is to travel this summer says Gatland.

He’s got a nerve issue. I spoke to the doctor yesterday. He was hoping to be fit this week. He had a setback a couple of weeks ago. He’s going to need to play before he gets on the plane. That’s going to be important for us. I would be reluctant to take someone to New Zealand with a neck injury who hasn’t played. His last game was against Wales, on March 10.
He’s incredibly fit. It’s causing him a bit of discomfort and a bit of weakness in his arm, and hopefully he’s going to be right in a couple of weeks – the neurologist is confident he’s going to be OK.

Fingers and toes crossed lads.

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Jason Hennessy

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