New Munster signing RG Snyman is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after the province confirmed he has suffered a cruciate injury.
The World Cup winning second row landed awkwardly during Saturday’s PRO 14 game against Leinster just seven minutes into his debut for Munster
The 25-year-old South African will meet with the specialist next to discuss surgery.
Dave Kilcoyne and Jean Kleyn will also be out of action for the immediate future.
Kilcoyne has an ankle problem and Kleyn has a neck ligament injury.