Cian Healy will miss the remainder of Ireland’s Guinness Six Nations campaign with an injury picked up in last Sunday’s defeat to England.
The loosehead made way for David Kilcoyne during the first-half at Twickenham and will now miss the March matches at home to Italy and away to France.
There is no indication, though, from the Irish camp as to how long the actual lay-off will be and whether Healy will also be absent for Leinster’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final versus Saracens on April 4.
Comprehensively beaten 24-12 by the English, Ireland coach Andy Farrell will attempt to get his squad back on track with a 28-man training camp later this week in Dublin.
Billy Burns, Stuart McCloskey, Jack McGrath and Tom O’Toole will attend the Ireland camp following the postponement of Ulster’s weekend fixture away to Benetton.
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Two Guinness PRO14 fixtures cancelled over coronavirus fears
Iain Henderson will re-join the squad having missed the trip to England due to his wife’s birth of their first child, but Will Addison will continue his rehab in Ulster this week.
Players released back to their provinces to participate in Guinness PRO14 action this coming weekend include Will Connors, Max Deegan, Chris Farrell, David Kearney, Luke McGrath and Jack O’Donoghue.
IRELAND (training squad, Dublin – February 26-28)
Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 26 caps
Billy Burns (Ulster) 0 caps
Ross Byrne (UCD/Leinster) 6 caps
Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster) 21 caps
John Cooney (Terenure College/Ulster) 11 caps
Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 84 caps
Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Leinster) 43 caps
Jordan Larmour (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 24 caps
Stuart McCloskey (Bangor/Ulster) 3 caps
Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 81 caps
Jonathan Sexton (St Marys College/Leinster) 91 caps
Jacob Stockdale (Lurgan/Ulster) 28 caps
Ultan Dillane (Corinthians/Connacht) 15 caps
Caelan Doris (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 2 caps
Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 44 caps
Dave Heffernan (Buccaneers/Connacht) 1 cap
Iain Henderson (Academy/Ulster) 55 caps
Rob Herring (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 11 caps
Ronan Kelleher (Lansdowne/Leinster) 3 caps
Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster) 39 caps
Jack McGrath (St Mary’s College/Ulster) 56 caps
Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 67 caps
Tom O’Toole (Banbridge/Ulster) 0 caps
Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) 26 caps
James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 26 caps
CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) 41 caps
Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 70 caps
Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster) 26 caps
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