PRO12: Edinburgh wing Tim Visser ruled out for four months with fractured fibula
Edinburgh and Scotland wing Tim Visser has been ruled out for up to four months with a fractured fibula.
Last Updated: 29/10/13 1:29pm
The Dutch-born star was injured during Edinburgh's Pro12 win over Treviso last weekend, with an x-ray revealing he had fractured his fibula.
Visser, who has scored a club record 50 tries in 76 appearances, had a subsequent MRI scan on Monday which showed further damage to his ankle ligaments, which will require surgery.
Visser tweeted: "So the bad news is that I broke my Fibula and damaged some ligaments.
"Operation soon and hopefully be back in three to four months."
Visser's absence from the Murrayfield matches against Japan, South Africa and Australia in November is a major blow for Scotland head coach Scott Johnson.
He has notched six tries in hist first 12 internationals after qualifying for Scotland under the three-year residency rule.
Visser is also likely to miss the start of the RBS Six Nations campaign. Scotland kick off against Ireland on February 2 before hosting England six days later. They then host Italy in February before closing their campaign against France and Wales in March.
The 26-year-old's injury is an even more significant blow to Edinburgh - Visser has been the top try scorer in the league for four consecutive seasons.
Edinburgh head coach Alan Solomons said: "This is really disappointing news for Tim. We're very sorry he'll miss the viagogo Autumn Tests.
"He's an asset for Edinburgh Rugby and Scotland. We all wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back scoring tries again soon."