Wales back-rower Ross Moriarty has suffered a fresh injury setback and will now not feature for his country during the Autumn Internationals.
Moriarty only made his return in the Anglo-Welsh Cup game against Leicester less than two weeks ago but is now once again struggling with a nerve injury,
The problem is thought to be similar to the one he picked up on the British and Irish Lions tour in New Zealand that caused him to be out for five months.
The issue occurred in a training session but no timescale has been set on when the Wales star could return.
Gloucester head coach Johan Ackermann said: “It’s not the same injury but it’s similar symptoms that we just manage and treat.
“I don’t want to pinpoint it as I’m not on the medical side of it.
“They don’t want to give us a timeline because it just adds pressure to the player.