Keith Earls was in the form of his life for Ireland's Six Nations campaign. The Munster winger was a terrific asset for the Joe Schmidt's side as they romped to a Grand Slam.
Unfortunately, it has come at a cost for the 30-year-old as the injury he suffered against England in Twickenham is set to rule him out for Munster's crucial Champions Cup clash at the end of the month.
It has been confirmed that the winger, who sustained knee ligament damage in Twickenham last Saturday, will not be available for approximately six weeks, ruling him out of the Champions Cup quarter final against Toulon on March 31.
It is a tremendously cruel blow for Earls, who suffered a hamstring tear last November which ruled him out of the Autumn Internationals.
Peter O’Mahony, CJ Stander and Conor Murray have also returned to the province, who take on Scarlets tonight before their tie against Toulon.