Taulupe Faletau is set to miss the Six Nations after again breaking his arm.
Faletau suffered a fractured forearm playing for Bath in October and missed the autumn international series.
But the Wales number eight is keeping his hopes up, tweeting this today:
“Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer.”
In & out. I’ll be back 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/Rc0pmKdbI5
— Taulupe Faletau (@taulupe) January 15, 2019
Faletau is expected to be out for up to eight weeks, so has a slim chance of making the final round on 16 March.
Wales begin their campaign away to France in Paris on 1 February and Faletau’s injury adds to Wales’ back-row headaches, with Lions flanker Dan Lydiate set to miss the start of the tournament after suffering a biceps injury in November.