South African Under-20 fly-half Handre Pollard is an injury concern for the Blue Bulls with their Currie Cup campaign on the horizon.
Pollard has been ruled out for four to six weeks due to an AC joint injury, with the competition set to begin in five weeks time.
After excelling at the Junior Rugby World Championship in France last month, Pollard was expected to play a leading role for the Blue Bulls in the 2013 tournament.
Alternate fly-half options are limited with Morné Steyn moving to France to play for Stade Français, and Louis Fouché ruled out for up to six months due to injury.
Youngsters Tony Jantjies and Willie du Plessis can now expect some opportunities to come their way in the opening weeks of the tournament until Pollard returns.