Wales have been dealt a double injury blow ahead of Saturday's clash with Italy.
Centre Sonny Parker and number eight Ryan Jones will both be forced to sit out the trip to Rome.
Parker has still not recovered from the trapped nerve in his neck that forced him to miss the 11-9 win over England, while Jones damaged his collar bone after coming on as a replacement at the Millennium Stadium.
Meanwhile, coach Mike Ruddock will consider making Gavin Henson his first-choice kicker after he struck a magnificent last-gasp penalty to win the game against the English.
''Our first aim was to get Gavin settled into the team, but giving him the kicks is something we'll talk about in selection this week,'' Wales coach Mike Ruddock told BBC Sport Wales.
England flanker James Haskell insists he will be pushing as hard as possible to be back from a toe injury in time to make his case for a spot in Eddie Jones' side looking to defend their RBS 6 Nations title next year.