18 May, 15:44
It's down to the wire now for the five contenders who have been shortlisted for the ultimate individual accolade in northern hemisphere rugby, ERC European Player of the Year 2013.
Lions star Easterby is also likely to miss the majority of Ireland's autumn international campaign.
"It was a nasty break and when he came off it was clear that Simon was in a really bad way. It is a great shame because he is a player who has hit real form," said Gareth Jenkins, Llanelli Scarlets director of rugby..
"He will be missed by us and by Ireland in their autumn internationals."
Veteran prop John Davies also needed stitches after the game and fellow international prop Iestyn Thomas and back row man Jon Mills also suffered injuries.