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ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Byrne faces further medical examinations this week to determine the length of the lay-off and the 30-year-old faces a race against time to prove his fitness ahead of Rounds 3 and 4 of the Heineken Cup in December.
The Ospreys travel to Thomond Park on December 12 to line up against double European Champions Munster in the first crucial back-to-back games.
"Lee will be given a specialist opinion this afternoon on whether his injury is treatable with a cast," said Wales physio Mark Davies.
"If that is the case rather than surgery he will have an outside chance of being back for the All Blacks game."