Harlequins fly-half Marcus Smith has been dominated out till the brand new 12 months with an ankle harm, sustained taking part in in England’s defeat by South Africa.
The 23-year-old began all 4 of England’s autumn internationals.
However he was compelled off after 61 minutes of Saturday’s 27-13 loss.
“He had a specialist take a look at him final week and he’ll have one other one take a look at him subsequent week however he’ll be out for this month,” Harlequins head coach Tabai Matson informed BT Sport.
“I believe early subsequent 12 months we’ll get a greater prediction on what number of weeks he’ll be out for.”
Smith has made 4 appearances for Quins to date this season and scored one attempt.
He’s set to overlook at the least the group’s first two European Champions Cup fixtures, away to Sharks and at residence to Racing 92, in addition to the Premiership match with Bristol at Twickenham on 27 December.
England are because of have a pre-Six Nations coaching camp over the brand new 12 months interval, whereas they open their marketing campaign in opposition to Scotland on 4 February.