Mike Sherry out for another six months

Munster hooker has a second shoulder operation and is not expected back ahead of the new year

Mike Sherry at a Munster training session at Corca Dhuibhne, Dingle, Co Kerry. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mike Sherry at a Munster training session at Corca Dhuibhne, Dingle, Co Kerry. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tue, Aug 19, 2014, 15:34

Munster hooker Mike Sherry will be sidelined until the new year following a second shoulder surgery.

The unfortunate Sherry underwent an operation last January and was working his way back to full fitness during the pre-season training when a routine check-up onhis shoulder raised a separate issue.

He underwent an operation last Friday and will be out of action for five to six months. Luke O’Dea who sustained a knee injury in the Limerick Sevens will be sidelined for three to four weeks while Gerhard Van den Heever, another casualty of the Sevens competition is currently in a knee brace and will remain side-lined for another four to five weeks.

Keith Earls will be an absentee for a similar period after he tweaked a knee at a recent Ireland training camp.

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