Wales and Ospreys fullback Lee Byrne will be unavailable to his region for at least two weeks due to an injury sustained during the RBS Six Nations defeat to Ireland.
Byrne was forced to limp off the pitch 30 minutes into the Wales v Ireland championship decider on Saturday and a subsequent scan has revealed an inflammation of a tendon in his left foot. The 28-year-old is now facing a race against the clock to be fit for the Heineken Cup quarter-final against Munster on Sunday, 12 April at a sold out Thomond Park.
Ospreys coach Sean Holley is optimistic about Byrne's chances of being back on time for the trip to Limerick:
"Hopefully with some rest and treatment, he can make it for the quarter-final. We won't know too much until the experts have a good look at that, but it's clear he won't be available for this week or the week after." explained Holley.
The fullback will definitely miss this weekend's EDF Energy semi-final against Gloucester and the Magners League trip to Ulster the following week.
Wales centre Gavin Henson is expected to replace him as at fullback in the starting line-up.
The much anticipated Munster v Ospreys Heineken Cup quarter-final will be live on Sky Sports on Sunday, 12 April at 1.00 pm.
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