Neath could be without the services of two back-row forwards when the season begins next month.
Wales international flanker Brett Sinkinson could miss up to six weeks if he cannot recover from the knee surgery he underwent last month.
Nathan Bonner-Evans is another fighting against time to recover from a pelvic injury.
There is better news however of new signing Andy Newman, who collapsed during a training run on Aberavon beach.
Newman, a Wales A cap signed from Northampton, was taken by ambulance to Morriston Hospital but was released after treatment for dehydration.
The Welsh Rugby Union has awarded a unique 'President's Cap' to a specific group of players who represented their country between 1945 and 1979, but missed out on international recognition at the time.
Prabhat Mathema, the WRU's National Medical Manager explains the four part Pitchside Suspected Concussion Assessment process the IRB has devised that is being implemented throughout the Dove Men Series and in the LV= Cup this season, which includes the provision for a five minute temporary substitution to allow an assessment to take place.