England and Tub prop Will Stuart will likely 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 last jiffy of the 27-13 loss.
The 26-year-old scored two tries to rescue a draw in opposition to New Zealand earlier in England’s autumn marketing campaign.
“Medics are assessing him to see how lengthy it will likely be, but it surely’s not wanting good,” Tub coach JP Ferreira stated.
Stuart, who has been capped 25 instances by England, performed 5 matches for Tub this season earlier than struggling a knee harm of their loss to Saracens in October.
He recovered in time to be known as as much as the nationwide squad by Eddie Jones for the ultimate two matches of the Autumn Nations Sequence.
“It is unhappy for him as a result of he is come again, executed rather well, obtained into the England arrange once more and now he is injured once more,” Ferreira advised BBC Radio Bristol.
“He is had a foul run of accidents, hopefully that is his final.”
Tub are additionally set to be with out second rower Quinn Roux for the foreseeable future after he suffered a knee harm within the group’s slender loss to the Barbarians in a pleasant on 20 November.
Tub subsequent face Harlequins on the Recreation Floor on Friday having received their final three Premiership video games.
“Quinn did his knee in that recreation and he will be out for a prolonged spell as nicely, 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 definitely just isn’t getting simpler with the accidents.”