Sean O'Brien and Cian Healy will not be risked ahead of Leinster's crunch Champions Cup clash with Wasps this Saturday, head coach Matt O'Connor has confirmed.
O'Brien and Healy trained again this morning, but given the nature of the injuries - shoulder reconstruction and a severe hamstring injury respectively - the management have decided not to risk either player this weekend, and instead the side's next home game against the Newport Gwent Dragons in the Pro12 on 15 February is their focus.
Similarly Rhys Ruddock and Zane Kirchner are both making good progress from arm and lower leg injuries and all going well are also expected back for the visit of the Dragons.
Ben Te'o has taken full part in training this week, having reported discomfort to his ribs after the Pro12 game against Cardfiff Blues, and is available for selection this weekend having missed last weekend's win over Castres in the RDS.
Rob Kearney, Tadhg Furlong and Michael Bent all sat out yesterday's outdoor training, but returned today to full training today and are also available for selection at the weekend.
The Leinster team to face Wasps will be named at midday on Friday.