Bath scrum-half Max Green will be out of action for a considerable period after undergoing a surgery on his fractured leg.
The 23-year-old, who recently returned after being on the sidelines due to a broken wrist suffered the injury during the Heineken Champions Cup game against Harlequins.
Bath director of rugby Stuart Hooper confirmed that Green has undergone a surgery on Wednesday and will continue rehabilitation with the club.
“Max is a player who has worked incredibly hard and has consistently shown what he has got to offer in our environment here," said Hooper.
"We’re really disappointed for Max that this injury comes after what has been a frustrating period of time on the sidelines following his wrist injury in the Premiership Cup in September.
"What we do know, is that Max will attack his rehabilitation and will come back from this setback to his season ready to perform again at the levels that we know that he can.”
Bath are positioned sixth in the Gallagher Premiership table with four wins from eight games while they languish at the bottom of Pool 3 in the Heineken Champions Cup after succumbing to five defeats from five matches.