Tight head Dan Suter has been ruled out of the opening weeks of the new season.
The prop reported a neck injury to the medical team and will miss the first few rounds of Guinness PRO12 action.
Medical Performance Manager, Chris Towers, confirmed:
“Dan presented to us with the injury and, after consultation, we have been able to confirm that no surgery is required. At this point we are unable to be specific about his return to play, but can confirm that he will definitely be unavailable in the opening rounds of the season.”