IRELAND SCRUM HALF Conor Murray will play against the French in Saturday's Six Nations game despite his father Gerry Murray being involved in a 'serious' road traffic collision this week.
According to reports this week, Murray senior was involved in the road traffic accident near his home in Co Limerick.
Gerry Murray was cycling on the N20 near Patrickswell when his bike and a truck collided last Tuesday afternoon.
The road was closed for 90 minutes as emergency services attended the scene
Gardai managed to remove Gerry Murray from the wreckage after closing off the area.
He was then taken to University Hospital Limerick for treatment of his serious head injuries.
Gerry Murray, who is in his late 60s, was cycling on the N20 near Patrickswell when his bike and a truck collided on Tuesday afternoon.
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A Gardai spokesperson said this week, “A truck and a cyclist were involved in this collision. The cyclist, a man aged in his 60s, was conveyed to University Hospital Limerick for treatment of serious injuries sustained as a result of this collision.”
“The road involved in this collision was closed for a period while emergency services attended the scene and is now re-opened for use.”
Conor Murray's selection in the team had come under question during the week but has now been confirmed that he will play his part in the game against France this weekend.
“Yeah, he’s in good form, he’s back in with the group and he’s in good form and he’s looking forward to tomorrow,” said Ireland scrum coach John Fogarty
“We wish his dad the very best from the squad and a quick recovery.”
Murray, who has beacome second choice behind Leinster's Jamison Gibson-Park in recent years started his 101st game against the Welsh last Saturday.
When asked if his selection was in doubt, Fogarty added, "Not that I’m aware of. Conor’s good, he’s great, all considered.”