Ellis Genge is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after the prop undeerwent surgery on a shoulder injury.
The 22-year-old suffered the knock during Leicester Tigers 32-25 Aviva Premiership defeat at Wasps two weeks ago and was forced to withdraw from the match just before half-time.
A subsequent scan revealed that the front-rower will require an operation to fix the problem.
And today he went under the knife, with the front-rower still looking a bit worse for wear.
You know it’s a good op when there is tomato soup on your gown pic.twitter.com/92KQ34YQm9
— Gengey (@EllisGenge) December 11, 2017
Although Leicester are yet to provide an exact return date for Genge, Tigers head coach Matt O’Connor expects to be without the England international for around two months.