Quinlan injury limits Munster's options
December 29, 2010
Alan Quinlan is set to miss Munster's crucial Heineken Cup clash with Toulon © Getty Images
Munster backrow Alan Quinlan will be out for "several weeks" after the club confirmed that he dislocated an elbow against Connacht.
Munster came from behind to beat Connacht 16-12 on Monday in the Magners League clash in Galway to cement their place at the top of the standings, but the loss of the 36-year-old will be a blow for the Irish side.
They are already without fellow backrower James Coughlan, who cracked a cheekbone against the Ospreys in the Heineken Cup. And both players are expected to miss the must-win Heineken Cup clash with Toulon on Sunday, December 16.
However, skipper Paul O'Connell will be back for the match-up after he has served his four-week suspension for striking Ospreys No.8 Jonathan Thomas in the Heineken Cup game.
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