Ryan Bevington has undergone surgery to correct a long standing groin injury.
The loose-head hasn't played since February, and Medical Performance Manager, Chris Towers, confirmed that Bevington has gone under the knife.
"After Ryan suffered a setback in his recovery we have sought opinion from some of the leading specialists in this field from across the UK. In consultation with Ryan, we have agreed that the best option for him was this surgery to correct the problem. An optimistic scenario would see him returning to training at the end of November."