Dmitri Arhip: Ospreys prop out for four to five months with shoulder injury
Ospreys prop Dmitri Arhip could be out of action for between four and five months after dislocating his shoulder in their win against Grenoble.
The Moldova international came off in the 23rd minute of their 59-7 European Challenge Cup win in France on Friday.
"Since returning, Dmitri has had scans which have been reviewed," medical performance manager Chris Towers said.
"Following discussions the decision was that Dmitri requires surgery, which we hope will take place next week."
Towers added: "At this early stage we are looking at him being unavailable for a period of four to five months."
Ospreys face Grenoble again in their return Challenge Cup fixture at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday, 17 December.