With a World Cup fast approaching, this could be Kearney's last break until November 2015, but the Irish international insists he is back into the rugby way of life already.
"Once you're back, you're back," he told TheScore.ie.
"No messing about. I can tell you exactly where I'm going to be every day for the next 11 months. Everything is mapped out for us - diet plans, training, extra gym and weight sessions, matches, club commitments. It's that regimented."