Rhys Priestland will have scans today as Wales and the Scarlets sweat on the fly-half's fitness.
The 25-year-old was stretchered off with an Achilles injury after 47 minutes of the Scarlets' home defeat to Exeter Chiefs.
Priestland slipped while taking the ball into contact and could face an extended period on the sidelines.
"Rhys has got an Achilles injury," said Scarlets head coach Simon Easterby.
"We won't know the extent of that until he has a scan. But it didn't look good."
The Scarlets' woes were compounded by further injuries suffered by Aaron Shingler and Samson Lee.
Shingler, a shining light in Wales' autumn campaign, came off with a groin problem while Lee injured his shoulder.
"Aaron Shingler suffered a groin injury and he's been carrying that for a couple of weeks," added Easterby.
"Hopefully he will come through but that didn't look great either."
The injured trio are just the latest worries for Rob Howley ahead of the 2013 RBS Six Nations.
Adam Jones, Aaron Jarvis, Craig Mitchell, Ian Evans, Alun Wyn Jones and Dan Lydiate all remain on the sidelines, as do George North, Leigh Halfpenny and Jamie Roberts.
But Roberts and Halfpenny are both set to be fit for the Championship with return dates pencilled in for mid-January.
"We've had a few opinions now from the specialists and it seems to be about six weeks will be there time where the nerve will have settled down and it'll be safe to go back to play," added the Cardiff Blues full-back
Sam Cross and Luke Treharne have been named as co-captains of the Wales Sevens side as head coach Gareth Williams names his 12-man squad to play in the first leg of the HSBC World Series in Dubai next weekend.
Bedwas head coach Steve Law and players Nicky Griffiths and Alun Rees extol the virtues of the close knit club as they prepare to host third place RGC 1404 - who are one place head of them on the Principality Premiership points table - on Saturday.
Many of the Wales squad have said Diolch (thank you) to someone who played an important part in their early playing days by nominating them to be invited to the Wales v South Africa match. One person, Gowerton Comprehensive geography teacher Mr Dean Mason was nominated by two of his former pupils, Dan Biggar and Sam Davies.
The second WRU disability rugby pilot has been delivered, this time in Caerphilly schools, culminating in a festival at the Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach tomorrow. Plans are in place to set up a Disability Rugby Club in Newbridge to provide long-term playing opportunities.
WRU TV: Hear from inside the Wales camp as Neil Jenkins discusses this weekend's clash with South Africa and how the squad are looking to put in a strong performance to round of the 2016 Under Armour Series