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.
When the Wales squad were asked to nominate individuals who played a big part in their early playing days, Wales and Dragons full back and wing Hallam Amos thought of his former Monmouth School rugby coach John Bevan.
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