MELANI Nanai will miss the rest of the season having undergone surgery on his shoulder injury.

It is part of a double blow for Warriors with fellow wing Tom Howe expected to miss eight weeks with a calf injury.

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Nanai joined Warriors from Super Rugby side Blues last summer and has made eight appearances – all starts – before suffering the injury in December.

At his last press conference on January 21, director of rugby Alan Solomons said Nenai was "probably going to have to have surgery on that shoulder", adding it had "been bothering him for a while."

The former Samoa Under-20s international has now had an operation to repair a torn muscle and remove a piece of floating bone.

Howe suffered his complaint in the Premiership defeat to Wasps two weeks ago.