London - New Zealand international flyhalf
Nick Evans could miss the rest of the season due to damage to the bone in his
right leg, his Harlequins head coach Conor O'Shea revealed on Tuesday.
The 35-year-old former All Black could miss
three months of the season if an operation is needed to repair the leg injury
suffered in Saturday's 28-6 English Premiership defeat at Gloucester.
"He's seeing a specialist and he'll be
out for a minimum of six to seven weeks," said O'Shea.
"He's pulled a bit of bone off the
leg, it's just whether, with the damage he's done, it will need to be looked at
for an operation.
"If anything happens it would be
around 12 weeks.
"You see it happen a lot
unfortunately. We just wish him luck."
If that proves to be the case, he would
miss the rest of the regular season and face a race against time to be fit for
either the European Challenge Cup final on May 13 or the Premiership play-offs
starting on May 20, should Quins reach either.
They sit fifth in the Premiership table and
face a European Challenge Cup quarter-final against London Irish on Saturday,