Leicester Tigers suffer Craig Newby injury blow
Leicester Tigers forward Craig Newby will miss the start of the new season after having surgery on a knee injury.
The 31-year-old was a vital member of the side last term, playing 29 games as the Tigers finished top of the Premiership table.
Director of rugby Richard Cockerill told the club website: "Newbs had a bit of a problem with the knee and it was decided he would require an operation.
"We expect to be without him for at least the opening phase of the season."