4 Dec, 10:19
Grand Slam winners Fiona Coghlan and Nora Stapelton have returned the Women's RBS 6 Nations trophy to Chief Executive John Feehan at the Six Nations offices in Dublin.
The Connacht management are hopeful that the Portumna man will be fit to resume against Munster at the Sportsground on December 28.
Coincidentally, Connacht's newest arrival, Samoan centre Niva Ta'auso, is also eyeing up the Munster match as his first outing for the province.
Ta'auso is still recovering from a broken arm he suffered playing back in New Zealand but has been able to train with his Connacht team-mates.
However, Michael Bradley is unlikely to risk Ta'auso and has admitted that the post-Christmas clash with the European champions is 'a target' for the 28-year-old.