Leicester Tigers have received a fresh injury blow.
Hooker Tom Youngs will be out until the New Year after the club confirmed the extent of his knee injury.
A statement on the club website read: “Tom Youngs will miss Leicester Tigers’ fixtures through December after suffering a knee injury.”
Interim head coach Geordan Murphy confirmed that the injury suffered in the home game against Saracens a fortnight ago will keep the club captain on the sidelines for several weeks.
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Geordan Murphy has confirmed that the injury suffered in the home game against Saracens a fortnight ago will keep the club captain on the sidelines for several weeks.https://t.co/kpgkEdA3iv
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“Tom doesn’t need an operation on his knee, but he has a medial tear,” said Murphy. “Hopefully it is not too severe and he should be back in the new year at some stage.”
The club also gave the following injury updates: “Guy Thompson returned to training this week after missing two games with a cut above the knee in the Gallagher Premiership defeat at Gloucester in November, but fellow back-rower David Denton is still to come back following a head injury in the win over Northampton. Telusa Veianu (foot), Mathew Tait (Achilles) and Harry Simmons (knee) are on the longer-term injury list.”
Tigers won their Round 2 match against Scarlets, but have not won back-to-back matches in the tournament since 2015/16. Racing 92 host the Geordan Murphy coached side at the Paris La Défense Arena on Sunday.
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