England flanker Chris Robshaw is likely to be out of action for about 12 weeks after undergoing shoulder surgery.
The absence will effectively rule Robshaw out of England’s Six Nations campaign, with their first game against France taking place on February. 4.
“Chris Robshaw will undergo surgery on his left shoulder today to repair an injury sustained in the match against Worcester Warriors on New Year’s day,” his club side Harlequins said in a statement.
“He is expected to be out of competitive action for around 12 weeks.”