Craig Gilroy and Donnacha Ryan have provided Ireland with a boost after scans showed injuries picked up in Sunday’s defeat to Scotland are not serious.
Gilroy came off during the game with a sore groin and underwent an MRI scan today to ascertain the extent of the injury.
The scan did not reveal any significant damage and he will rehab the injury throughout this week.
Ryan received a bruised shoulder during the game and there is no major structural damage.
He will also undergo rehab treatment over the next week.
It has also been revealed that Cian Healy’s appeal on a ban following a citing from the match with England will take place on Wednesday in Glasgow.
Meanwhile, Chris Henry underwent surgery on a meniscal tear in his knee last week. The surgery went well and he has an estimated return to play of four weeks, so he is not in consideration for the remaining games of the championship.
Gordon D’Arcy will be in a boot for another ten days to rest the stress injury in his foot, at which point he will be rescanned to check on his progress.
Jonathan Sexton is continuing his rehabilitation on his hamstring injury and has progressed well to the extent that he is expected to run this week as part of his recovery programme.
Mike McCarthy’s medial knee ligament injury has progressed well to the point that he is also running and he will be retested at the end of the week to assess his availability for the France game.