Leinster take on Wasps in the quarter final of the Champions Cup tomorrow week, but they'll be doing so without Jamie Heaslip and Rob Kearney.
Both players missed Ireland's Six Nations win against England last Saturday, and have undergone minor procedures to correct their respective injuries.
Any conspiracy theories about Heaslip's absence from the team to play England look well and truly over now. He's had a small procedure on a lower back injury, and according to the province will be out of action for "the next number of weeks".
Rob Kearney will also miss the game against Wasps after minor surgery on a knee injury. With a recovery timeline of between four and six weeks, it would also leave him as a big doubt for a potential semi final, if Leinster progress.
INJURY UPDATE: Jamie Heaslip and Rob Kearney ruled out for "a number of weeks". https://t.co/i3Nex1muq3
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In better news for the province though, Josh van der Flier has made a full recovery from his shoulder injury, and is fit to start their Pro 12 meeting with the Cardiff Blues tomorrow.
Isa Nacewa has also come through a knee injury, and starts on the wing, with Cian Healy and Rory O'Loughlin the two other fresh faces from their most recent win against the Scarlets.