Stormers back-row Nizaam Carr will be out of action for two weeks as he recovers from a viral infection which left him in hospital.
Carr has since been discharged and is recovering well at home, and should be available for selection in two weeks’ time.
Meanwhile, Siya Kolisi is resting a hamstring niggle from last week.
The likes of locks Jean Kleyn and Ruan Botha and prop Frans Malherbe are all still making good progress from their long-term injuries, meanwhile, with Kleyn joining full-team training on Monday.
The Stormers – not quite sports betting frontrunners for the title – will open their Super Rugby campaign against the Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday, February 14.