Robbie Henshaw yesterday underwent minor surgery on the hand ligament injury that ended his season.
The Connacht centre was ruled out of the summer tour to Argentina as a result of the injury but the operation was a success and he will begin his recovery ahead of next season.
The westerners, meanwhile, could be set to lure Leinster second-row Quinn Roux across the Shannon as they look to replace retired captain Craig Clarke. Roux has a year to run on his current deal, but has struggled to break into the first team since arriving, making just 21 appearances.
Kane Douglas' arrival will further block his path and a move to Connacht has been rumoured for some time.
Pat Lam has already signed Mils Muliaina, Bundee Aki and Tom McCartney, but Clarke's enforced retirement after a string of concussions means he needs a new second-row.