Robbie Henshaw has been ruled out for the remainder of the Six Nations Championships.
The Athlone centre suffered a shoulder injury in scoring his second try against Italy in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
The IRFU this afternoon confirmed that Henshaw underwent a procedure this morning on the injured shoulder and has been ruled out of the remainder of the championship.
The injury blow comes as a reduced Ireland squad will assemble for a mini-camp in Athlone on Tuesday, as a number of players return to the provinces.
The 48-hour camp culminates with a sold-out open training session at Buccaneers RFC.