Marcos Ayerza: Leicester Tigers prop out for 10-12 weeks with back injury

Marcos Ayerza
Marcos Ayerza has played 66 Tests and was part of the Argentina side that finished fourth in the 2015 Rugby World Cup and third in the 2007 Rugby World Cup

Leicester Tigers prop Marcos Ayerza is expected to be out for up to three months with an ongoing back problem.

The 34-year-old Argentine has compressed nerves in his back and needs to see a specialist.

Interim head coach Aaron Mauger said: "It's precautionary trying to make sure we don't aggravate it and will probably be 10-12 weeks to get him back."

Meanwhile, centre Matt Toomua could return before the end of the season following his knee injury.

Mauger said the 34 year-old had "progressed very well".

"Matt is a couple of weeks ahead of where we thought he would be," Toomua added. "Hopefully he will play some rugby in April."

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