Premiership leaders Wasps will be without Kyle Eastmond for the rest of the season after the centre suffered a torn Achilles tendon.
The rugby league convert did the damage during a victory over Gloucester last weekend and will be out for six months after undergoing surgery.
Eastmond's absence is a big blow for the Coventry-based club, who are in the hunt for a Premiership and European Champions Cup double.
Wasps director of rugby Dai Young said: "It’s obviously really disappointing for Kyle that he will miss the rest of the season and I really feel for him, because it came at a time when he was really starting to find his feet in this side and get a good run of games under his belt.
"The good news is that the operation was as straightforward as it can be with this type of injury and that Kyle is expected to make a full recovery, hopefully being back ahead of the new season.
"Kyle will be a big loss for us as we go into this last part of the season, but we are lucky to have a very competitive group of backs and this will give other players the opportunity to step up, which they have consistently done as a group already this year."