Munster have received a timely boost ahead of their Guinness Pro14 quarter-final against Benetton with the news that Conor Murray will train fully today, the club has confirmed.

The scrum-half was withdrawn from the starting line-up after taking a knock during the warm-up before their victory over Connacht on Saturday. He appeared to be holding his neck as he left the pitch.

The club says that Murray has been assessed by the medical department and will train fully today, having sustained a minor neck injury.

"We took Conor off as a precaution because he had an issue with his neck," head coach Johann Van Graan told RTÉ Sport.

"He was assessed by the medical team thoroughly and the great news is that he's available for training this afternoon so we don't foresee any problems. If all goes well during the week, he'll be available for selection." 

Meanwhile, Keith Earls (thigh) and Joey Carbery (hamstring) will return to team training this week, ahead of the Benetton clash on Saturday.

"Joey and Keith will be into training tomorrow. If they go well tomorrow and Thursday, both of them will be available for selection on Saturday," Van Graan added.

"It's great news. It's important for big games [that] you have your big players available and the big thing is squad depth has got us to where we are. The squad has done brilliantly to get us into this position. We ended up winning the same amount of games as Glasgow, which is the most in the Pro14.

"To get into a semi-final against Leinster, you need your best players to put their best foot forward."

Dan Goggin was removed for a HIA on Saturday which he passed and will resume full training today.