James Goode will remain on the sidelines as he undergoes rehab on the groin problem that forced him off at half time in the recent win over Ulster.
The second row suffered a grade two abductor muscle injury which is currently limiting him to rehab work and light training with the Ospreys medical and conditioning teams, with Head Physio Chris Towers predicting that he could be out of contention for up to six weeks.
Meanwhile, centre Ashley Beck, absent since injuring his shoulder in only the second week of the season, during the first half of the win against Edinburgh, is edging closer to a return to action. Towers explained:
“Ashley is continuing his rehab and is improving constantly, although we have decided to hold him this week as he is not quite ready. He faces another couple of weeks of rehab, after which he should be available for selection.”