Leinster Rugby Head Coach Leo Cullen has issued an injury update ahead of the Round 7 Guinness PRO14 game against Cardiff Blues on Sunday in the RDS Arena (Kick Off: 5.15pm – live on Eir Sport & TG4).

There is good news on a number of fronts from the game at the weekend as Ryan Baird came through his first game back from injury (adductor) with no issues and will train as normal this week.

Similarly both Seán Cronin (thumb) and Rory O’Loughlin (shoulder) have recovered from injury and will train as normal this week.

Unfortunately there was less positive news for Ciarán Parker who injured his thumb in the game against Edinburgh Rugby and requires a procedure this week and he will as a result be unavailable for selection for a number of weeks.

There was similarly less positive news for Tadhg Furlong who hasn’t progressed as the physio team would have liked from his calf injury and will not be available for selection.

Finally there was no new update on the following players who remain unavailable for selection: Tommy O’Brien (ankle), Jack Conan (neck), Conor O’Brien (hamstring), Garry Ringrose (jaw), Max Deegan (knee), Jordan Larmour (shoulder), Vakh Abdaladze (back) and Adam Byrne (hamstring).