GLASGOW Warriors winger DTH van der Merwe will miss the rest of the season after picking up a shoulder injury.
The Canadian underwent surgery on Monday, and will be out of action for around six months.
The Scotstoun club brought in Scotland international Lee Jones on loan last week to provide cover.
Head coach Gregor Townsend said van der Merwe had been an ‘important player over the past few seasons’ adding: “We’re really disappointed for DTH that he’s going to be out for the rest of the season.
“We brought in Lee (Jones) last week to provide cover until the end of the season and we were delighted with his display on his debut against Connacht.”
Glasgow recorded an 8-6 win over the Irish side at a blustery Scotstoun at the weekend.