Ryan Lamb's broken hand is worse than first feared and will keep him out of action until mid-December; to rub further salt in the wound the RFU have announced that he won't serve his 1 week ban until the injury is healed.
Lamb got sent off for punching Gloucester number 10 Jonny Bentley in an A League match back in September.
According to the RFU's written judgement, released on-line, Lamb will be out injured until the 17th December, meaning his injury will have ruled him out of 11 games. His suspension will be served in the game away to Saracens on 21st December, or whenever he is fit.
Owen Williams is set to be the main beneficiary of Lamb's actions as he now has a clear run at the fly half jersey whilst Toby Flood is away with England.
Full Written Judgement Here