Wigan Warriors full-back Sam Tomkins has been ruled out until March 2016 after surgery on his knee.
He pulled out of England's ongoing series with New Zealand because of the posterior cruciate ligament injury.
Tomkins, 26, is re-joining Wigan next season after a two-year stint at NRL side New Zealand Warriors.
Chairman Ian Lenegan told the club website that it was decided he needed surgery after consultation with a specialist.
"The surgery was performed successfully on Friday and it is anticipated that Sam will make a full recovery," said Lenegan.
Super League 2016 will begin on 4 February, with Wigan starting their campaign the following day at home to Catalans Dragons.