Nathan Stapleton has been ruled out for the remainder of the Kingstone Press Championship season, after undergoing an ACL reconstruction this week.
Stapleton complained of pain in his knee, and underwent scans which revealed the torn ligament.
Stapleton will return to the club next week to begin his rehabilitation program.
Though admittedly disappointed to lose a key player so early on in the season, head coach, Andrew Henderson, said the club’s only thoughts are on Stapleton’s successful recovery.
“The surgery went well, and the surgeon has said his knee is now stable.
“Obviously we’re not thrilled to lose Stapo – at this point or any point of the season, really – but these things happen, and our focus now is on his rehabilitation and ensuring he gets the best care possible.”