12 Dec, 14:42
Prop Cian Healy is expected to miss the start of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Wednesday.
Wasps Prop Peter Bracken has been named in the Ireland squad to tour New Zealand and Australia as replacement for the injured Simon Best.
Best broke his leg while playing for Ulster against Llanelli in the Celtic League last Friday night. The injury will require surgery and has ruled him out of the tour.
The inclusion of Bracken brings the number of uncapped players in the squad to three.
For the squad in full click here.