France have received mixed news on the injury front ahead of Sunday's squad selection for their next RBS 6 Nations Championship match against Wales on February 24.
Les Bleus' original 40-man party could soon be down to 38, with Jean-Baptiste Poux on the brink of being ruled out of the tournament with a knee injury.
The Toulouse prop will undergo tests this week, but France team manager Jo Maso said on Tuesday: 'There is a risk he could be leaving us.'
Poux is yet to start a game in the Six Nations, and could join hooker Dimitri Szarzewski in leaving the squad.
There was better news on the fitness of three other France players, however.
Lock Lionel Nallet, centre Yannick Jauzion (hand) et flanker Imanol Harinordoquy (elbow) sustained various knocks in the 20-17 win over Ireland on Sunday, but none of them are thought to be serious.
Head coach Bernard Laporte is set to ring the changes for the Wales game, France's first home match of the tournament.