Bath fly-half Tian Schoeman has been ruled out of remainder of the ongoing season following a knee injury.
The 29-year-old sustained the blow during the recently concluded Gallagher Premiership game against Newcastle Falcons where he was replaced in the 36th minute.
A statement released by the revealed that Schoeman will undergo a surgery to address the injury and will undergo rehabilitation with the medical team.
Bath director of rugby Start Hooper expressed disappointment on the news but is confident Schoeman will make a strong comeback.
“We all share Tian's heartbreak - our main priority right now is to give him our full care and support so that he can focus on starting to recover," he told the club's official website.
“This will feel like a huge setback, especially so early in his time with us, but Tian is an experienced player and he will give everything to his rehabilitation just as he does his training.”
Schoeman joined Bath in January on a 18-month deal and has played six times for the club since then. He was part of Bulls, Cheetahs and Bordeaux Begles in the past.
Bath are positioned ninth in the Gallagher Premiership table with six wins from 13 games and will face Worcester next on 20th March at the Recreation Ground.