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.
However, the Munster lock suffered a reaction and will not be fit for selection for this weekend's game against the Springboks.
He will see a specialist in the coming days and an update will be issued in due course.
The Ireland team and replacements for the opening fixture of the GUINNESS Series will be named on Thursday afternoon.