Wales have discharged centre Scott Williams from their team for the rest of the Six Nations as he fights back injury.
The accomplished midfield player missed the November Internationals with a hamstring detach and sat the opening two rounds of the Six Nations with a lower leg issue.
Better news for mentor Warren Gatland has been the arrival to preparing of fullback Leigh Halfpenny, flyhalf Rhys Patchell, and prop Leon Brown.
“Scott Williams has been discharged from the 2019 Six Nations squad to proceed with restoration of his back damage at his district,” an announcement from Welsh Rugby said on Wednesday.
“It is felt that his damage will block him from taking an aggressive part in the challenge.”
Williams, who has 57 tops, observed as a passive spectator as Wales opened their Six Nations battle with a 24-19 triumph over France in Paris and a 26-15 accomplishment at home to Italy.
They are next in action vs England in Cardiff in what is a potential title decider on Feb. 23.