Ireland will miss the services of winger Jordan Larmour for the postponed Six Nations games and the Autumn Nations Cup following a shoulder injury.
The 23-year-old suffered a blow while playing for his club Leinster in the recently concluded Pro14 game against Benetton and is set to go under the knife this week.
There is still huge demand for Six Nations tickets for Ireland's game with Italy on the 24th and when they travel to France despite the Coronavirus pandemic.
Leinster released a statement saying that Larmour's condition will be assessed in due course but he is certain to miss the end of the year internationals.
"There is no timeline on his return yet until after the procedure, but he will be unavailable for the upcoming Guinness Six Nations and Autumn Nations Cup," read the statement.
The 5ft 10in wing has played 24 Tests for Ireland since his debut in February 2018 and played five games in the World Cup last year.
Ireland will face Italy and France in the final two rounds of the Six Nations tournament on 24th and 31st October respectively and are grouped in Pool A in the Autumn Nations Cup along with England, Wales and Georgia.