Leicester Tigers: Dom Barrow out until Christmas

Richard Cockerill
Richard Cockerill's side were beaten in last season's Premiership play-offs by Bath

Leicester will be without forward Dom Barrow until Christmas, Tigers boss Richard Cockerill has confirmed.

The 22-year-old joined from Newcastle Falcons in June, but is still recovering from a cruciate knee injury.

"Dom arrived from Newcastle with an ACL injury," Cockerill told BBC Radio Leicester. "It will be Christmas time before he's back."

However, forward Jordan Crane and fly-half Owen Williams could be fit for the start of the Premiership season.

Crane, 29, is not currently taking part in the club's pre-season campaign following a minor operation on a knee problem, while 23-year-old Williams is still undergoing rehab after knee ligament surgery.

Leicester face London Irish in their opening game of the new campaign on Sunday, 18 October.