It's been confirmed this afternoon that Keith Earls is out of the Six Nations.
The Irish winger damaged his knee ligament in action for Munster in the last round of Heineken Cup games.
Ireland team manager Mick O'Driscoll revealed at Carton House today that Earls' injury will keep him out for 6 to 8 weeks.
All 34 of the squad named yesterday are fit to train fully this week.
Rob Kearney, Gordon D'Arcy, Eoin Reddan and Peter O'Mahony have all overcome minor knocks.
Outside of the 34; both Tommy Bowe's groin and Donnacha Ryan's knee are well on the mend and the duo are targetting Rabo Direct Pro 12 games the weekend after next.