Peter O’Mahony has been sidelined with an injury which will see him miss out on the Argentina tour of the Ireland Rugby Team.
The Munster skipper underwent a reconstructive shoulder surgery in Dublin recently and this means he will have to sit out for the next six months at least as he recuperates from the surgery.
Rob Penney, the head coach of Munster had confirmed last month that the player sustained the injury during the country’s successful campaign in the Six Nations Championship earlier this year when he over extended his shoulder during an early lineout call and this cost him one of his most experienced players as well as club skipper.
O’Mahony lasted barely a half during their 47-23 victory over Toulouse which was his last match for the season.
The recovery from such a reconstructive surgery usually takes anywhere between four to six months which means the Ireland Rugby Team player will not be available for selection before the start of the new European competition in September or October.
In any case, O’Mahony will not mind getting some much needed rest after establishing himself as one of the most elite blindside flankers in the world with some stunning performances this season. But after playing extensively throughout the season, both for club and country, the player wouldn’t mind some time off from the game.
O’Mahony has also established himself as one of the key players in both his provincial side as he succeeded Paul O’Connell as skipper as well as in the Ireland Rugby Team. He was also part of the team, skippering it during its two Test series Tour of North America last summer.
The Ireland team will leave Dublin for Buenos Aires on the 1st of June, barely twenty four hours after the Pro 12 takes place.