Aviva Premiership
Schalk Brits set for lengthy spell out
ESPN Staff
October 20, 2014
Saracens' Schalk Brits is halted in his tracks, Saracens v Harlequins, Aviva Premiership, Allianz Park, May 17, 2014
Schalk Brits is facing a long spell out of action © Getty Images

Saracens' Schalk Brits is facing a lengthy spell out with knee ligament damage.

Brits was forced off in the 75th minute of Saracens' 30-23 win over Clermont on Saturday and reports on Monday suggested he will be out for the season. Saracens have since confirmed he is "not expected to return well into the New Year".

Saracens head of medicine Joe Collins said: "Schalk is due to have surgery tomorrow and will then commence rehabilitation with the club's medical staff."

The news is a blow for Saracens as Brits is one of their key players. With Brits sidelined, Jamie George will be their first-choice hooker with Scott Spurling offering back up.

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