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Munster Ace In Fitness Race

Munster fly-half Joey Carbery is facing a race against time to make the European Champions Cup semi-final against Saracens later this month.

Carbery is struggling with the hamstring injury he picked up in the quarter-final win over Edinburgh last month, and is unlikely to make the Ricoh Arena clash on April 20, according toe coach Johann van Graan.

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“Joey at this stage is highly unlikely for the semi-final,” Van Graan said. “There’s still a possibility but no, like we said last week we’ll just take it day by day. But at this stage we’ll see how he is next week.”

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Meanwhile, Van Graan has also moved quickly to play down fears that Keith Earls could miss out after the winger sat out the weekend victory over Cardiff Blues.

“Keith’s [omission] was more precautionary” said the former Springboks forward coach. “He’s such an important player and he was really stiff in the warm-up so we decided to pull him out.”

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