England and Bathtub prop Will Stuart can be out for “a while” after going off injured within the defeat by South Africa.
Stuart got here on as a substitute at half-time however went down with an harm following a scrum within the closing couple of minutes of the 27-13 loss.
The 26-year-old scored two tries to rescue a draw towards New Zealand earlier in England’s autumn marketing campaign.
“Medics are assessing him to see how lengthy it will likely be, however it’s not trying good,” Bathtub coach JP Ferreira mentioned.
Stuart, who has been capped 25 instances by England, performed 5 matches for Bathtub this season earlier than struggling a knee harm of their loss to Saracens in October.
He recovered in time to be referred to as as much as the nationwide squad by Eddie Jones for the ultimate two matches of the Autumn Nations Collection.
“It is unhappy for him as a result of he is come again, accomplished rather well, bought into the England arrange once more and now he is injured once more,” Ferreira informed BBC Radio Bristol.
“He is had a nasty run of accidents, hopefully that is his final.”
Bathtub are additionally set to be with out second rower Quinn Roux for the foreseeable future after he suffered a knee harm within the crew’s slender loss to the Barbarians in a pleasant on 20 November.
Bathtub subsequent face Harlequins on the Recreation Floor on Friday having gained their final three Premiership video games.
“Quinn did his knee in that sport and he will be out for a prolonged spell as effectively, making an attempt to get it proper for hopefully the beginning of the brand new yr however he’ll be out for a while,” Ferreira added.
“It actually is just not getting simpler with the accidents.”