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.
The 28-year-old from Portumna also broke his arm last June during Ireland's summer tour match against New Zealand and missed Connacht's opening games of the season as a result.
He has been ever present in the back row since his return against I Cavalieri Prato in October. Subsequent scans revealed another fracture in the forearm of the talismanic back rower, and further tests are due to be carried out.
The injury definitely rules him out of Connacht's Magners League derby clash with Munster at the Sportsground on St. Stephen's Day (kick-off 5pm).