Northampton full-back Ben Foden requires surgery on damaged ankle ligaments which will rule him out for 10-12 weeks.
Foden will miss the England autumn internationals, the Rugby Football Union have confirmed
Northampton Saints say full-back Ben Foden is likely out be out for a number of weeks after being injured in last Friday's Aviva Premiership victory over Bath.
The club says Foden, 27, damaged his ankle ligaments and is due to see a specialist on Wednesday.
It means he may also miss England's autumn series of internationals which start in November.