The Cheetahs will be without the services of captain Oupa Mohoje for the remainder of the Pro14 season.
The Springbok looseforward suffered an ACL tear on his right knee in last week’s match against Munster.
He is expected to be out of action for 9 months.
Gerhard Olivier has joined the team in Swansea, Wales ahead of the PRO14 round 2 match against Ospreys on Saturday.
Scrumhalf Shaun Venter is likely to take over as captain of the side in the meantime.