Leinster welcome back a host of players returning from medium and long-term injuries for the Guinness Pro12 trip to Treviso on Sunday.

Dave Kearney, Jordi Murphy, Fergus McFadden and Shane Jennings have all trained this week and are available for selection.

Kearney tore his anterior cruciate ligament in a Pro12 game against Ulster in May, and had endured a long road to recovery.

McFadden strained his calf in Leinster’s Pro12 loss to Munster in October, and Murphy underwent surgery on a should problem back in September.

Jennings returns after a frustrating hamstring tear sustained in the Pro12 derby against Connacht in September.

The rest of the Leinster squad not involved with the Ireland set-up trained as normal on Tuesday, with prop Martin Moore also taking to the pitch this week as he steps up his recovery from a shoulder injury. Moore is considered to be some weeks away from a return to full contact training

Centre Ben Te'o, who lasted just 26 minutes on his debut before breaking his arm, is also taking a limited part in training, but is training with his forearm in a cast.

Meanwhile, academy prop Ed Byrne had a successful operation on his ACL, which he injured in the final minutes against Edinburgh in the last round of the Pro12. Byrne is expected to be out for up to six months.

Leinster will name their team to face Treviso on Friday.

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