Connacht lose flanker Muldoon for six weeks
Ireland international tore calf muscle against Saracens
Connacht’s John Muldoon is helped from the field after tearing a calf muscle in the Heineken Cup game against Saracens at The Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho
Pat Lam’s side ran the English Premiership leaders close at The Sportsground, with Owen Farrell’s two second-half penalties proving the difference as Mark McCall’s side claimed a 23-17 victory.
Loosehead prop Brett Wilkinson also left the field in the second half after taking a knock to a quad muscle and is expected to return to training today after being rested from yesterday’s session.
Prop Nathan White faces another two weeks on the sidelines with a calf strain, while flanker Eoin McKeon will be out for another five weeks with a foot injury.
Centre Dave McSharry and prop Denis Buckley both played the full 80 minutes for the Connacht Eagles in the British and Irish Cup came and will continue to be monitored ahead of Friday’s team announcement.