It was a little shocking during the week to learn that Munster's new breakthrough outhalf - Johnny Holland could be facing an injury enforced retirement due to a long standing hamstring issue.
The problem, which has ended Paul O'Connell's career, and has also been suffered by Richardt Strauss, Cian Healy, Sean O'Brien, and Iain Henderson - is still hampering the 24-year-old Munster playmaker despite it being two years since he tore his hamstring off the bone.
When updating the media on Munster's injury situation, Erasmus gave a foreboding word on Holland:
Johnny Holland, we are all anxious to get the final, exactly what his future plan will be.
At that stage where we will particularly know, but we haven’t got the final decision. Unfortunately we haven’t got the green light of how we are exactly going to tackle this.
I wish I could tell you today but it will probably be in the next day or two. It’s very serious. He has a serious problem there.
There are also serious concerns for Mark Chisholm, the Australian international who was brought in to replace O'Connell. The second row hasn't played since March after being stood down following a concussion - but he still hasn't been cleared to return to play - nearly six months later.
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