Connacht director of rugby Andy Friend says Jack Carty could be in contention for Friday’s derby with Munster.
The Ireland out-half hasn’t played since undergoing wrist surgery in the summer.
Meanwhile, Friend believes the stop-start nature of matches so far this season has contributed to Connacht’s poor start.
The province are yet to win so much of a losing bonus point ahead of Friday’s visit of Munster to the Sportsground.
Connacht’s director of rugby says a reduction in playing time during games is affecting his side.