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.
Dodgy tattoos, carthorses, Avatar and soft chins are revealed by Wales Sevens players Tom Williams and Sam Cross as they profile the Wales Sevens squad taking part in Hong Kong this weekend in the latest round of the HSBC Sevens World Series.
The youngest member of the Wales Women's squad, Keira Bevan, is hoping to repay the faith shown in her when she starts her first Six Nations game against Italy tomorrow evening in the final round of the championship.
Sevens head coach Gareth Williams is a happy man after drafting in full internationals Rhodri Williams and Adam Warren for the next two rounds of the world series in Hong Kong and Japan, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.