Munster have announced that veteran lock Paul O'Connell will continue with treatment to a lower back injury which has kept him on the sidelines for the past two months.
O'Connell, who captained the British and Irish Lions on their tour to South Africa in 2009, has not played since Munster's Round Two Heineken Cup clash with Edinburgh at Thomond Park on 21 October.
He was part of Ireland's squad for the recent end-of-year Tests but suffered a reaction ahead of their clash with South Africa early in November.
Munster issued a press statement on Tuesday to clarify the 33-year-old's situation.
"Paul O'Connell is undergoing treatment for a lower back complaint," the statement read.
"His treatment is progressing satisfactorily. He will see a specialist for further review in the new year."