Neath-Swansea Ospreys utility Shane Williams is facing a fight to be fit ahead of Wales' final World Cup pool match against New Zealand in Sydney on Sunday.
The Test winger, who can also slot in at scrum-half, was expected to get a run in the eagerly awaited match but is battling the flu.
The news is further bad news for coach Steve Hansen, who lost OspreyS prop Duncan Jones with a fractured fibula during the Italy clash.
Wales won that match 27-15 to secure their place in the World Cup quarter-finals.
Better news for Hansen is that Gareth Thomas, Sonny Parker and Kevin Morgan, who all took knocks in the crucial match against Italy on Saturday, but are all expected to be available for selection this weekend.
Wales have not beaten New Zeland since 1953, but with the All Blacks have been short of competitive matches in this year's cup, giving rise to hope that this could be the hour of success.
WRU International Skills Coach Jason Strange is a busy man, combining the new role with that of Wales Under 20 attack coach, Ebbw Vale head coach and continuing to teach at Ebbw Fawr Learning Community.
Warren Gatland and Sam Warburton look ahead to this week's crunch RBS 6 Nations tie against France, where the Wales skipper in particular is keen to make his mark, as Paris has proved a bleak place for him in the past.
Following their historic win over England, Wales Under 20 suffered a narrow, 36-34 loss to their Scottish counterparts last weekend, despite outscoring them by five tries to three. Watch the match highlights and reaction.
WRU TV go behind the scenes with the Wales squad as they put the final touches in place ahead of the clash against Scotland at Murrayfield. Follow the squad on their captain's run, the kickers visit to Murrayfield and Neil Jenkins' press conference