After only three appearances back on the pitch since spending the better part of a year on the sidelines, Munster and Springbok second-row ace, RG Snyman, has ruptured his cruciate ligament, it has been confirmed.
Snyman came on off the bench for Munster in their clash with Scarlets on Sunday afternoon but was soon seen limping from the field again.
“We are all hugely disappointed for RG,” said Munster boss Johann van Graan.
“After doing everything that was asked of him and working so hard to get back into great shape everyone feels for him right now.
“While this is a setback, we know RG is young and resilient given everything he has gone through in the last year so there is a strong sense of perspective here.
“We have seen what other world class players have done in this position before and they have come back to reach the successful heights of their careers and I would expect no different for someone of RG’s class and standing.”
Snyman’s next step will be to meet with a specialist to discuss surgery and recovery.