Army Rugby Union's Semesa Rokoduguni could miss the entirety of the Six Nations with England, while he continues to recover from shoulder surgery, according to reports from BBC Radio Bristol.
The Lance Corporal had only been expected to be out for two months after he was taken off injured in a Premiership game last month.
However, that recovery period is now more likely to be around four months, which would completely rule the 30-year-old out of the Six Nations tournament, which kicks off on February 3 away to Italy.
They finish the campaign at home to Ireland on 17 March.
Rokoduguni was one of the Army stars who won the 2017 Inter-Services title in front of 81,577 fans at Twickenham last year.