Dragons RFC prop Leon Brown underwent successful surgery yesterday (Wednesday) on a neck injury.
The Wales international tighthead – who has made 63 appearances for the Men of Gwent – will now commence his rehabilitation and recovery process.
"The surgery has gone really well but he'll be out for a period of time," said Head Coach Dai Flanagan.
"He's been a machine in training and everything else. We hope to get him back as soon as possible. He'll miss the autumn and we'll get him back after that.
"He'd got back to a certain level, but there were certain movements and certain parts of the game that he can't be fully secure on. This should help that.
"With any operation, you need to be mentally strong enough to fight through what is coming with the rehab. The more diligent Leon is, the quicker he will return and we'll all be there to support him back."
Everyone at Dragons RFC sends our best wishes to Leon and we look forward to his return in the coming months.