Leicester Tigers have confirmed that prop Ellis Genge will require surgery to a shoulder injury.
The England international front-rower was withdrawn just before half-time in Saturday’s visit to Wasps in the Aviva Premiership and has subsequently had a scan on the shoulder problem.
Tigers head coach Matt O’Connor said: “We’ve had the results of the scan back and Ellis is going to need some minor surgery which will mean a couple of months out of the game.
“It’s obviously very disappointing for him and for us because he has been outstanding so far this season and has been in the England squad during the autumn. But we will look forward to his return in due course.”
Tigers have recalled Italy international prop Michele Rizzo from a loan spell at Edinburgh Rugby and has been registered in the Tigers squad for the European Champions Cup.