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Ed Slater out for 'several months'
ESPN Staff
September 9, 2014
England's Ed Slater prepares to captain the team, George Hotel, Christchurch, on June 16, 2014
Ed Slater is facing an indefinite spell on the sidelines © Getty Images

Leicester Tigers will be without club captain Ed Slater for "several months" due to a knee injury, according to the Leicester Mercury.

Slater picked up the injury while on England's tour of New Zealand and he requires surgery. Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill told the newspaper: "It's very disappointing for us and obviously for Ed because he was in such good form last season and has become an important member of our squad.

"Ed's performances for Tigers have helped him push his way into the England squad and I was very happy to be able to appoint him as Tigers club captain going into the new season.

"He is in good hands with our medical team, he's started his rehab from the surgery and we look forward to his return to training and playing in due course."

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