Conor Murray will not be involved for Ireland this week.
The Munster scrum-half had been training with the Ireland squad prior to their trip to Chicago, having not yet played this season. But Murray is not part of preparations for Saturday’s test with Argentina at the Aviva.
However the Irish coaching staff remain coy on Murray’s potential involvement against the All Blacks.
Meanwhile Rob Kearney is only rated as 50-50 for a place in the match against Argentina due to a shoulder injury.