Ireland international and Ulster skipper Iain Henderson has been ruled out of the upcoming European Champions Cup clash against Toulouse as he underwent a hip surgery.
The 28-year-old is expected to be out of action for eight to 10 weeks as per statement released by the Irish club.
Henderson is a key member in Ulster's squad as he had racked up over 100 appearances for them since his professional rugby debut in 2012. He has also made 55 Test appearances for Ireland including nine games in the 2015 and 2019 World Cups combined.
The club also confirmed that Andrew Warwick will also undergo a hip surgery next week while Angus Curtis and Will Addison are recovering from ligament and back injuries respectively.
Ulster finished the group stage of Champions Cup in the second place in Pool 3 with five wins from six games and will take on the French side at Le Stadium in Toulouse on 20th September.