Leicester Tigers centre Manu Tuilagi has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after failing to make sufficient progress from a hamstring injury.
The England international limped off the field in the 72nd minute during the Gallagher Premiership clash against Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park on 12th April and has been on the sidelines since then.
The news comes a big blow for the 27-year-old, whose career was hampered by a series of groin and knee injuries and managed to return to the national fold during the Six Nations tournament earlier this year.
"It's probably a three or four-week injury, so he'll be out until the season's done for us," Tigers head coach Geordan Murphy told BBC Radio Leicester.
Earlier, Tuilagi turned down an offer from Top 14 club Racing 92 and signed a two-year contract extension with Leicester Tigers.
Leicester Tigers are currently positioned 11th in the Gallagher Premiership table with seven wins from 20 games and will face Harlequins and Bath Rugby in the final two rounds of the competition.