British Lions hopeful Lee Byrne faces an anxious wait to find out the full extent of his foot injury.
Byrne suffered the setback after limping off in the first half of Wales' Six Nations defeat to Ireland on Saturday.
The star full-back has been ruled out of the Ospreys' EDF Energy Cup semi-final with Gloucester this weekend and remains a major doubt for the Heineken Cup quarter-final against Munster on April 12.
Now Byrne, 28, faces a fight for fitness to be named in the Lions touring party with coach Ian McGeechan confirming yesterday that he will name his squad for South Africa just nine days later.
Ospreys coach Sean Holley said: "Lee has had a scan which confirmed inflammation of the tendon.
"We do not know the full extent of the injury yet and we're seeking further medical opinion but it's a hammer blow to lose the best full-back in the world this weekend
"We hope to hope he will make the Munster game but the prognosis isn't brilliant. We don't think it will affect his Lions hopes but we just don't know - we'll just have to wait and see."
Byrne faces stiff competition from Ireland Grand Slam winner Rob Kearney and England's Delon Armitage for the number 15 jersey.
His Ospreys team-mate Tommy Bowe returned to the Welsh region yesterday following his try-scoring exploits at the Millennium Stadium.
But the Ireland wing insists the historic Slam success is only the beginning as he chases a treble with the Ospreys and a Lions place.
Bowe said: "It's been a huge weekend for Irish rugby and a hectic few days but it's great to be back with the lads. "They made me sit on my own for breakfast and I've got to make new friends again," he said.
"Of course, I can reach that peak again as a rugby player. We're still in three competitions and we're aiming to win all three. This season has the potential to only get better."
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.