Cardiff and Wales flanker Josh Navidi is not expected to return for at least a month as he continues to be troubled by a neck injury.
The 33-cap Cardiff back row man picked up the problem in the final Test against the Springboks on this summer’s tour of South Africa.
Delivering an update on his condition, Arms Park director of rugby Dai Young said: “He’s had two injections, but unfortunately it hasn’t improved significantly, although it has improved a bit.
“He is due to see the specialist again next week to see if there is anything else they are going to do.
“It’s going in the right path, but I don’t think it’s improved as much as he would like and he’s certainly not anywhere near full training yet.
“I think it will be another month or so before we see him back realistically.”
Wales meet New Zealand, Argentina, Georgia and Australia on back to back Saturdays in November.