Ulster prop Afoa to have arm surgery in New Zealand
Ulster prop John will undergo surgery in Auckland on Wednesday to repair a torn tricep tendon in his left arm.
The All Black, who sustained the injury in the Pro12 final against Leinster last month, will require a recovery period of 10-12 weeks.
It means the 29-year-old is expected to be avaialble for the start of the 2013/14 season.
The former Auckland Blues player has impressed with Ulster since his arrival at Ravenhill two years ago.