Tim Visser: Scotland and Edinburgh wing out until 2014
Scotland and Edinburgh wing Tim Visser will be out of action for up to four months because of a fractured fibula.
A scan confirmed the news after Visser, 26, was taken off during Edinburgh's win against Treviso on Friday.
"This is really disappointing news for Tim," head coach Alan Solomons told the Edinburgh Rugby website.
"We're very sorry he'll miss Scotland's autumn Tests. He's an asset for Edinburgh Rugby and Scotland. We all wish him a speedy recovery."
Who is Tim Visser?
- Born in the Netherlands in 1987
- Became eligible to play for Scotland in 2012 and made international debut that year
- Has scored six tries in 12 internationals
- Edinburgh winger named RaboDirect Pro12 players' player of the year in 2012
Visser, who has won 12 caps, had already been ruled out of Scotland's three-day training camp ahead of next month's Test series against Japan, South Africa and Australia.
And the expected length of Visser's absence could place his Six Nations participation in doubt.
A 41-man Scotland squad gathered for training in Glasgow on Monday but Saracens back Duncan Taylor, who suffered an injury in his side's Premiership loss to Northampton Saints on Saturday, was also absent.
Taylor, 24, suffered abdomen and shoulder damage and is being treated by Saracens' medical team.
Interim Scotland head coach Scott Johnson has named five uncapped players in his squad for next month's matches.
Scotland play Japan on 9 November and then South Africa on 17 November before meeting Australia on 23 November, with all three matches taking place at Murrayfield.