Rugby | Joey Carbery ruled out for the season

Munster have announced that Joey Carbery has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

Carbery originally damaged his ankle in Ireland’s pre-World Cup Test against Italy in August 2019, and had surgery on the injury last week.

The Ireland outhalf played through the World Cup, but has since been troubled by the injury.

Carbery has also been suffering from a wrist injury, which ruled him out of the Six Nations, but was expected to return in April.

However, Munster have now confirmed that the 24-year-old is expected return to training will be at the start of pre-season ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.

Tadhg Beirne (ankle), Jean Kleyn (neck), Rhys Marshall (knee), Brian Scott (foot) and Tyler Bleyendaal (neck) also remain on the treatment table.

Munster won their third bonus-point win in a row against Scarlets on Saturday evening, a victory which moves Johann van Graan’s side to within two points of Conference B leaders Edinburgh.