Chris Paterson has been put on a drip to help his recovery from a foot infection, in time for Scotland's first autumn test against Fiji.
The Edinburgh full-back sat out his team’s 9-8 home defeat by Magners League rivals Newport Gwent Dragons last night.
Edinburgh head coach Rob Moffat said: “He was on a drip in hospital on Thursday, Friday and Saturday - not overnight, just in each day to get antibiotics into his system, because his foot was a mess.
“They say you should just get five courses, and he's had four. But it is better. It's probably good for him that there's nothing for a week.
“He'll need that time to get back into training. It is his right foot, which doesn't help.”
Scotland head coach Andy Robinson last night added Edinburgh prop Kyle Traynor to his squad for the three-day training camp in St Andrews, which begins today, as Gloucester’s Alasdair Dickinson continues to struggle with a shoulder problem.
But two more Edinburgh players are a cause for concern in the build-up to the Murrayfield clash against Fiji on November 14.
Alan MacDonald missed the Dragons defeat with a calf problem, while centre Ben Cairns was taken off with a knee injury.