Slater out for 'several months'

Date published: September 9 2014

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Leicester Tigers have confirmed that club captain Ed Slater faces several months on the sidelines after surgery on a knee injury.

Leicester Tigers have confirmed that club captain Ed Slater faces several months on the sidelines after surgery on a knee injury.

Slater, 26, suffered the injury while captaining England in their midweek match against the Crusaders in New Zealand this June. After returning from the tour, further investigation resulted in surgery.

“It's very disappointing for us and obviously for Ed because he was in such good form last season and has become an important member of our squad,” said Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill.

“Ed's performances for Tigers have pushed his way into the England squad and I was very happy to be able to appoint him as Tigers club captain going into the new season.

“He is in good hands with our medical team, he's started his rehab from the surgery and we look forward to his return to training and playing in due course.”

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