Winger Dafydd Howells is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after undergoing surgery at the weekend.
He suffered what has been described as a contact related hamstring injury, in the dying minutes of the recent Champions Cup win over Exeter Chiefs at the Liberty Stadium.
Chris Towers, Medical Performance Manager, explained:
“We’ve done all the necessary investigations, discussed the findings with a specialist in London, and to ensure the best result for Daf the decision was for him to have surgery to repair a damaged tendon.
“He will have a slow recovery period because of the nature of the injury and is looking at four to five months before he’ll be able to play again.”