Edinburgh Rugby winger Tim Visser has been ruled out for around three to four months with a leg injury.
The club’s top try scorer was injured in Friday’s RaboDirect PRO12 win over Treviso (20-13) at Murrayfield, with an x-ray revealing he had fractured his fibula (shin).
A subsequent MRI scan conducted at the SPIRE Murrayfield Hospital yesterday (Monday) showed further damage to the his ankle ligaments, which will require consultant surgeon John McKinley to operate.
Edinburgh Rugby head coach, Alan Solomons, said:
"This is really disappointing news for Tim [Visser]. We're very sorry he'll miss the viagogo Autumn Tests.
He's an asset for Edinburgh Rugby and Scotland.
We all wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back scoring tries again soon."