By Tadhg Peavoy

Leinster's Cian Healy is set to be out of action for a prolonged period having suffered a hamstring injury in training.

The Ireland and Lions international will be assessed by doctors today in order to ascertain the severity of the injury; however, at this early stage it is believed Healy could be out for a number of months as opposed to weeks.

With Ireland's autumn internationals commencing six weeks from now the injury would appear to jeopardise the prop's chances of featuring against South Africa at Aviva Stadium on 8 November.

More details on the injury are expected in the coming days.