Scott Quinnell is troulbled by the same knee that he hurt last summer in Australia and will miss Saturday's match against Scotland at the Millennium Stadium.
"It is the same knee, but it is a new injury," said Quinnell. "I just need a few weeks rest before the Heineken Cup semi-final for Llanelli against Leicester."
However, there was good news for Wales as Llanelli fly half Stephen Jones came through his club's Principality Cup quarter-final and also Cardiff centre Jamie Robinson was back in action in another quarter-final.
Both Robinson and his brother Nicky, along with Mark Taylor (Swansea) and Ian Gough (Newport) were in training with Wales over the weekend and Nathan Budgett (Bridgend) is hoping to be fit after limping off against LLanelli at half-time last Saturday.
Quinnell was the only one of the 22 players of the squad beaten by England at Twickenham who did not train.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton say their first prioirty on Sunday in the opening game of the World Cup is to win against Uruguay and not get overly concerned with points difference.
With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup.
Geraint John has taken up the new role of WRU elite coach development manager having arrived in Wales last week. WRU TV caught up with him at the WRU rugby department's strategy day at the Millennium Stadium.