Munster have been handed a major setback with the news that Ireland out-half Joey Carbery will not play again this season.
Carbery has been carrying an ankle injury for some time now, having originally picked it up during Ireland's World Cup warm-up clash with Italy last August.
The out-half underwent surgery to finally clear up the problem last week and as a result will not return to training until the start of the 2020-21 pre-season period.
Carbery had previously been ruled out action until April with a wrist injury, and he will now be given time to fully recuperate from surgery and prepare himself to hit the ground running next season.
Fellow out-half Tyler Bleyendaal also remains sidelined with a neck injury, meaning that pressure remains on JJ Hanrahan to deliver in the number 10 shirt.
There were no new injuries arising from Munster's Pro14 victory over Scarlets at the weekend but Jean Kleyn (neck), Rhys Marshall (knee), Tadhg Beirne (ankle) and Brian Scott (foot) all remain in the treatment room.