Springbok lock RG Snyman has been ruled out for the rest of the year after Munster confirmed that he has suffered an Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury in his knee.
Snyman joined the club earlier this year and suffered the injury after falling heavily in a lineout early on during the PRO14 clash with Leinster before limping off the field.
The club released the following statement.
“It has been confirmed that the province’s newest debutant, RG Snyman, sustained an ACL tear in the opening minutes of Saturday night’s PRO14 encounter against Leinster.”
“The lock will meet with the specialist next to discuss surgery and management.”
ACL injuries are considered one of the worst in sport and can take anywhere between six to nine months to recover from.
The injury means that should the Springboks take part in an adapted Rugby Championships, they will need to find a replacement for the giant who was an important part of the 2019 World Cup triumph.