Leinster have confirmed that number eight Jack Conan will be out for ‘up to six months’ after surgery on his ankle.
After picking up a foot injury while on international duty, No 8 Jack Conan underwent a procedure last week and will be out of contention for up to six months.
Jack Conan will now miss the Six Nations Championship while the Irish province also said that hooker Sean Cronin would undergo a scan when he returned from Japan.
The Leinster and Ireland number eight was reported to have ‘damaged a foot’ while training with Ireland in the build up to their World Cup game against Japan.
He pulled up with the problem on the Thursday before the game against the tournament hosts and was promptly replaced in the squad by Jordi Murphy.
The statement read: “Jack Conan had a procedure last week on an ankle injury that will rule him out of contention for up to six months.
“Sean Cronin will be further assessed this week for a neck injury and will not be available for selection this week. Ciaran Frawley has returned to on-field training and is expected to increase his training load this week after an ankle injury.”