Bath Rugby can confirm Tian Schoeman suffered a season-ending knee injury during Saturday’s Premiership fixture against Newcastle Falcons.
The 29-year-old will undergo surgery in the coming weeks as the first recovery stage.
He will then work with our medical department who will ensure he is given the best rehabilitation possible.
Director of Rugby Stuart Hooper commented: “We all share Tian's heartbreak - our main priority right now is to give him our full care and support so that he can focus on starting to recover.
“This will feel like a huge setback, especially so early in his time with us, but Tian is an experienced player and he will give everything to his rehabilitation just as he does his training.”