Scotland international Andy Christie has suffered an arm injury that will rule him out of action for up to 12 weeks.

Christie had a breakout Six Nations after impressing for Saracens this season but he suffered the arm break during Friday night’s defeat to Northampton Saints.

The flanker played the entire 80 minutes despite suffering the injury but he has now undergone surgery and will miss the next three months, but that could see him return in time for the summer tour of the Americas.

Gregor Townsend’s men travel to face Canada, USA, Chile and Uruguay over the summer and although Christie is set to miss the rest of the Premiership season as well as this weekend’s Investec Champions Cup clash with Bordeaux-Begles, he should be available to make the trip across the Atlantic ocean.

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The 25-year-old had forced his way into the Scotland starting lineup during the Six Nations with starts against Italy and Ireland having earned his first cap against France earlier in the tournament.

Saracens lost 41-30 on Friday night against Saints but remain third in the Premiership table with eight wins and six defeats in their 14 games so far this season.