Ireland set to lose Flannery
October 18, 2010
Jerry Flannery could miss Ireland's November campaign © Getty Images
Munster hooker Jerry Flannery's injury nightmare looks set to continue after he was forced from the field in Munster's Heineken Cup win over Toulon on Saturday.
The Ireland international made his comeback from a long-standing calf injury with 40 minutes for All-Ireland League side Shannon two weeks ago and returned to the provincial stage as a second-half replacement for Damien Varley last weekend only to limp off before the end of proceedings at Thomond Park.
Ireland coach Declan Kidney names his squad for their November Tests against South Africa, New Zealand, Argentina and Samoa on Tuesday and Flannery is a major doubt after it was confirmed that he will see specialists this week to determine whether he has suffered a recurrence of the calf problem.
"It's certainly unfortunate if it is [a recurrence of the injury] because he has worked so hard to get back," Munster boss Tony McGahan told the Belfast Telegraph. "He missed a significant part of last season and this was his first foray back into selection. To be injured in his comeback is devastating for him."
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