He is also without the services of Anthony Horgan, Shaun Payne, John Kelly, Mossie Lawlor, Federico Pucciariello, Paul O'Connell and Anthony Foley, who are all on the injured list.
Kidney has also included Munster's latest signing Rugby League star Brian Carney.
The 30-year was released from his contract with Australian League side Gold Coast Titans having retired from the game. Carney was a star for Wigan and the Newcastle Knights in the NRL and went on to star for the Great Britain rugby league side.
Munster Squad: Tony Buckley, Darragh Hurley, Tim Ryan, Eugene McGovern, Frank Sheahan, Jerry Flannery, Chris Wyatt, Shane O'Connor, Alan Quinlan, Donnacha Ryan, Tim McGann, Ross Noonan, Mark Melbourne, John O'Sullivan, Christian Cullen, Ian Dowling, Barry Murphy, Trevor Halstead, Brian Carney, Lifeimi Mafi, Eoghan Hickey, Brian O'Meara, Tomas O'Leary, Jeremy Manning