Brian, who suffered calf cramp against England, continues to recuperate and took part in on-field rugby activity today in Belfast but did his conditioning work off-feet to facilitate his continuing recovery.
Peter O'Mahony -
Peter's hamstring strain is improving. It is hoped that he will commence running over the weekend.
Jonathan Sexton -
The Ireland medical team have had a consultant hand specialist review Jonathan and his scans (on his injured thumb).
The ligament damage sustained does not warrant surgery and if Jonathan continues his current rate of improvement, we would be confident that he will be available for selection against Italy.
Andrew Trimble -
Andrew took a knock to his knee during the training session in Belfast today and was withdrawn from the session as a precaution. Initial review revealed no immediate concerns and he will be reviewed again tomorrow.