7 Dec 2011

Howlett season over following injury

1:07 pm on 7 December 2011

The former All Black winger Doug Howlett has suffered a season-ending injury in Ireland.

The 33-year-old has had a scan on a knee injury suffered at the weekend playing for Munster which has shown he'll require surgery on a damaged achilles and be out of action for up to eight months.

It's a blow for Munster, who are in contention for their Celtic competition as well as the Heineken Cup.