Munster have confirmed that centre Francis Saili will be on the sidelines for three to four months because of a shoulder problem.

A statement on the Munster Rugby website said that Saili underwent an operation on Monday and is now recovering.

Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus revealed to the media this morning that the injury will keep the All Black out for the lengthy period.

Sam Arnold (knee), Mark Chisholm (concussion), Sean McCarthy (knee), Peter O'Mahony (knee) and Johnny Holland (hamstring) will also miss their friendly with Zebre on Friday.