Ireland and Munster fly-half Joey Carbery is set to be spending time on the sidelines following his latest injury setback.
Carbery sustained a fractured elbow while playing for his club Munster in the recently concluded Heineken Champions Cup opener against Wasps last weekend.
The 26-year-old kicked three conversions and penalties apiece in the game guiding the Irish province to a 35-14 win over Wasps at Ricoh Arena.
The blow has been the latest setback in Carbery's career hampered by injuries after he underwent ankle and wrist surgery in January last year.
Having missed the entire international games in 2020, Carbery returned to action for the July series clashes against the USA and Japan and also featured in all three November series games.
Munster also confirmed that 14 players, who were in Cape Town after testing positive for Covid-19 have returned back home while the rest of the 34-member squad, who headed to Ireland earlier in the month from South Africa have completed their quarantine period.
Munster will be locking horns with Castres in the second round of the Heineken Champions Cup at Thomond Park on 18th December.