England centre Brad Barritt has been ruled out of the second Test against South Africa after an operation to repair a lacerated eyeball.
The Rugby Football Union have confirmed the 25-year-old has undergone a successful operation after suffering the injury in Saturday night's first Test loss in Durban.
The South Africa-born Saracens back is expected to be back in contention for the third Test on June 23.
The RFU confirmed the news on their official Twitter account, writing: "England's @bradbarritt has had successful op on lacerated eyeball in Durban and will join squad in Jo'burg later this week."
It added: "Centre @bradbarritt out of 2nd Test but will be available for 3rd after eye op. Back in full training start of next week."
The player himself tweeted: "Thanks for all the messages! Had a small op this morning to repair a laceration of the conjunctiva in my eye. Will heal very quickly!"