Maka has undergone an operation to repair a badly fractured cheekbone and eye socket – an injury sustained during the European champions’ 19-13 win over London Wasps on Saturday.

Maka the 28-year-old younger brother of fellow Toulouse backrower Isitolo – should be available to play again in two to three months, according to club doctor Albert Sadacca.

The Heineken Cup quarter-finals take place in the last weekend of March.