Tyler Bleyendaal's Munster move delayed by neck injury

Canterbury fly-half Tyler Bleyendaal has agreed a move to Munster
Canterbury fly-half Tyler Bleyendaal has a prolapsed disc

Fly-half Tyler Bleyendaal's move to Munster in November has been delayed because the player requires surgery on a neck injury.

Bleyendaal, a former junior All Blacks captain, hopes to be able to join up with the Irish province in 2015.

The 24-year-old's Canterbury club said he would miss the rest of the ITM Cup season.

"I am looking forward to contributing to Munster's campaign once I have fully recovered," Bleyendaal said.

Bleyendaal has been unavailable for Canterbury because of a sore neck and a scan has revealed he has a prolapsed disc.

It is a major blow to Munster just a few days after they started their Pro12 campaign with a 14-13 defeat by Edinburgh at Thomond Park.

Anthony Foley's men are away to Italian side Treviso on Friday.