Ahead of Saturday’s Guinness PRO12 opener with Glasgow Warriors at the Sportsground, the Connacht Rugby medical team provided the following update.

Props:

Following a shoulder injury sustained with Nottingham Rugby last season, new Connacht signing Conor Carey has returned to full training and is due to be available for selection next week

Academy prop Conan O’Donnell is nearing a return as he continues to rehab from the foot injury that kept him out of the World Rugby U20’s Championship during the summer.

Nathan White is continuing his recovery from a head injury arising from concussion sustained last season

Locks:

Quinn Roux (hip) and Andrew Browne (thigh) are undergoing rehab with the medical and fitness team for their injuries sustained in pre-season. They remain unavailable for selection for 2-3 weeks. 

Ben Marshall is continuing his recovery from a head injury arising from concussion sustained last season

Academy locks Cian Romaine, Peter Claffey and Cillian Gallagher are all unavailable to the senior coaching team due to respective injuries

Back Row:

Jake Heenan (hand) and Sean O’Brien (ankle) are both undergoing rehab with the medical and fitness team for their injuries sustained in pre-season. Both players are due to return in early October

Eoghan Masterson (knee) is continuing his recovery from last season’s knee surgery and is due to return in December 2016.

Scrumhalf:

John Cooney (shoulder) is nearing a return to partial training with the squad as he returns from the injury he sustained in the Pro 12 Final. 

Outhalf:

Craig Ronaldson (thigh) is progressing well as he recovers from his pre-season injury and is due to return in late September/early October.

Marnitz Boshoff will arrive in Ireland in November following the completion of the Currie Cup competition.

Back Three:

Darragh Leader (hand) has undergone surgery on his hand injury and will return in February 2017.

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