7 Jun, 15:39
ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Bath Rugby made the announcement after a visit to a specialist revealed that the American international will require surgery on his troublesome shoulder.
In an injury similar to that of club mate Iain Balshaw, Lyle sustained a grade three separation of his A/C joint during the Zurich Premiership match against Bristol Shoguns in November. Despite making a brief comeback as a second-half replacement against Montauban three weeks ago.
Lyle felt that his shoulder was not 100% right in the contact situation, and a decision had to be made as to the best way forward for the back row player."After seeing a shoulder specialist, it has been decided that Dan will need surgery. It is likely that he will be out for the next twelve weeks," said Bath co-coach Mike Foley.