Matt Toomua faces six months out with a knee injury, reports BBC Radio Leicester.
The 26-year-old needs surgery after suffering posterior cruciate ligament
Toomua suffered the injury during Sunday’s 27-17 European Champions Cup win over Racing 92
Leicester and Australia centre Matt Toomua faces six months out with a knee injury after it was confirmed the 26-year-old will need surgery on Wednesday.
The big money signing will require surgery after suffering posterior cruciate ligament damage during Sunday’s 27-17 European Champions Cup win over Racing 92 at Welford Road.
Tigers are already without Manu Tuilagi, although the England centre is near to a return after a groin injury.
“Not having Matt and Manu is clearly disappointing but we have good young players,” said boss Richard Cockerill.
“We know the quality of Matt and Manu. But Manu is making good progress and we will hopefully have him back on the field soon.
“We have some options in the midfield with Matt Smith, Peter Betham and Jack Roberts, and Owen Williams has played there, so we will get on with coaching what we have got.”
Toomua featured for Australia during last year’s Rugby World Cup, making six tournament appearances, including in the final against New Zealand at Twickenham.