Wales kicking coach Neil Jenkins is hopeful that Jamie Roberts will overcome a knee injury to be in contention to face Italy.
Roberts hobbled out of the Twickenham Triple Crown victory over England at half-time with damaged medial ligaments.
But the star centre is making good progress as he battles to return to full fitness.
"We're waiting to find out more on Jamie, but it will probably be touch and go for the Italy game," said Jenkins.
"He's progressing really well, rehabbing very well at this moment in time, so fingers crossed, he could well make that game."
Wales are set to welcome back Matthew Rees and James Hook for the Millennium Stadium clash with the Azzurri but Huw Bennett remains a major doubt.
Rees failed to recover in time from a calf injury to face the old enemy but is back in full training and is aiming to make his first Six Nations appearance of the year following an injury-ravaged six-months.
Hook remains with Perpignan in France but has overcome his bout of chicken pox and is set to feature in the Top 14 clash with Agen before returning to Wales.
"Smiler is also back training, so there's good news on that front," added Jenkins.
"He's back with us, so hopefully he'll be back and available for selection.
"Hooky is also going to be back to full fitness. I think he'll be involved for Perpignan this weekend and if he comes through that unscathed he'll be involved with us next week and the game after."
Wales remain unbeaten in the Championship and face Italy on March 10, in the penultimate match before a potential Grand Slam decider with France.
Jenkins insists Wales' only focus is on the clash with Italy and expects a difficult encounter.
"We have a very tough game with Italy a week on Saturday and are not looking beyond that. If we can win it would set us up for a Grand Slam game with France, but we are looking at things one game at a time.
"Italy are always strong and will be strong up front this time. They are going to come and play, have a tough physical game and will want to take us on in the set-piece.
"They caused Ireland problems into the second-half last weekend and they should have beaten England at home. We know it's going to be a very tough afternoon for us, but we'll look forward to it.
"I'm expecting them to come here with four wins from their four games. England and Ireland will be tough for them, but France are at home and you'd expect them to win those games and hopefully come to Cardiff for a Grand Slam decider.
"But we have to just focus on ourselves and make sure we beat Italy."
Wales Head Coach Rob Howley talks to WRU TV's Sebastian Barrett about the 36-man squad he has just named for the forthcoming Under Armour series, which includes two uncapped players, Ospreys duo Sam Davies and Rory Thornton.
Head coach Rowland Phillips is deligthed he can now call BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park home for his Wales Women's side, who launch their international season next month with games against Scotland and UK Armed Forces in the heart of the capital city.
Wales Sevens star Sam Cross has put his home town club of Brynmawr on the map after winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics with Team GB. His club have now honoured him by naming their players bar after him, as WRU TV discovered at the official launch, recently.
One of the newest members of the Principality Premiership, Bargoed admit it's proving to be a steep learning curve at the highest level, but are determined to become a force to be reckoned with. WRU TV visited the club last weekend when they took on Llanelli.
Table-topping Aberavon travel to north Wales to tackle RGC 1404 as both teams defend unbeaten starts to the season in the Principality Premiership. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie visited the Wizards to see how their preparations were going for the game of the weekend.
The Half a Game initiative is currently sweeping across Wales and proving a major success. The scheme aims to give every young player at least half a game every weekend. WRU TV recently visited a festival in Narberth where clubs have fully embraced the initiative.
Both Bargoed and Swansea were seeking their first win of the Principality Premiership season this afternoon. It proved a fruitful day for the hosts - not only did they win, but Bargoed claimed a try bonus point.