Ospreys centre Ashley Beck is facing a lengthy lay-off after it was confirmed that he suffered a ruptured ACL in his side's loss to Ulster on Friday.
The Welsh region's Medical Performance Manager Chris Towers confirmed that the 25-year-old is set to have an operation on his knee.
"Initial investigations have confirmed the injury as an ACL rupture and Ashley will see a knee specialist this week. All being well he will undergo surgery before the end of the week.
"His rehab will then begin immediately. For this kind of injury we are looking at an estimated eight month recovery period for him to be back to full fitness.”