Harlequins fullback Mike Brown has provided an update on Instagram following his recent knee surgery. 

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It was revealed that the 34-year-old could miss up to nine months with a problem that he sustained towards the end of preseason with his club. He continued to play throughout the first weeks of the season, but subsequently went under the knife when he could not continue. 

The 72-cap England international shared photos of his knee being treated after the procedure, in what is now the beginning of a long road to recovery. 

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Brown leads a fairly sizeable injury list at Harlequins currently, and in his absence Paul Gustard’s side have not made the strongest start to their season. They sit eighth in the Gallagher Premiership table currently with two wins from their opening five matches. The season is still young with regards to the league, but their European hopes were extinguished on Friday when they lost to Ulster at the Stoop. 

Having narrowly lost by one point to the Irish outfit the week before at the Kingspan Stadium, a weakened Harlequins side failed to replicate such a performance, losing 34-10

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The good news for the London side is that many of their players will not be out long and should return in the coming weeks. Unfortunately Brown’s stint on the sideline is set to be longer, and it is unlikely that he will feature again this season. 

The fullback has still set his sights on returning for the club he has played 327 games for. He made his debut in 2005 and has made the most appearances for Harlequins since then, as well as becoming England’s most capped fullback, and he is intent on adding to his record.  

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