Leicester Tigers have confirmed that England international loosehead prop Ellis Genge will require surgery to correct a shoulder injury.
The front-rower was withdrawn just before half-time in Saturday’s visit to Wasps in the Premiership and has subsequently had a scan.
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.”
Leicester have recalled Italy international prop Michele Rizzo from a loan spell at Edinburgh and he has been registered in the Tigers squad for the European Champions Cup.