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.
The former Great Britain Rugby League captain joined Saracens from Wigan in March. Farrell will miss Saracens' Cup opener against French champions Biarritz Olympique on Sunday, 23 October and their away trip to Treviso in Round 2.
Commenting on the loss of Farrell, Saracens Head Coach Mike Ford said: "We're obviously disappointed that Andy has been ruled out for a further period of time. But now he's had the surgery, we're pleased that the healing process has begun and we look forward to welcoming him back on the pitch."