Biarritz Olympique centre Romain Cabannes will be in recuperation until the end of the june following an operation on a fractured nose.

Cabannes, who underwent an operation at the end of january for a fractured nose sustained during a Heineken Cup match, will be in recovery until the end of the season, according to the Biarritz Olympique club website.

The promising 22-year-old centre joined Biarritz this season and has already won three Heienken Cup caps, scoring one try in the french sides resounding 7-50 away victory against tournament rookies Overmach Parma.

Biarritz Olympique meet Northampton Saints on Sunday 1 April in San Sebastian, for their fourth Heineken Cup knockout game in Estadio Anoeta.