Bath have suffered a setback after it was confirmed that powerful blindside flanker Matt Garvey is set to have surgery on a neck injury.
The 29-year-old sustained the injury in the Premiership game against Newcastle at Kingston Park last Friday and will be sorely missed by Bath.
"He really hurt his neck and he has got pins and needles in his arms and through his hands," boss Todd Blackadder told BBC Points West.
"So he could be out for a little while yet but it's hopefully not too serious. But to lose a big boy like that is an opportunity for someone else."