Wales lock Alun Wyn Jones will miss the rest of the RBS 6 Nations Championship after it emerged he played on while injured during the stunning victory over Scotland.
Jones faces a minimum of six weeks out of action and perhaps as long as three months, after damaging an elbow in Saturday's Millennium Stadium clash.
The Welsh Rugby Union last night revealed that 24-year-old Jones suffered a chipped bone and ligament damage in a match which the home side won thanks to a last-gasp try from Shane Williams. The WRU also explained that the Ospreys star had his arm checked at half-time but was given the go-ahead to continue, and it was only on Sunday that the true nature of his injury became apparent.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland could certainly have done without losing another member of his pack, having dropped Andy Powell from his squad on Monday.
Back-row forward Powell is due to appear in court next month charged with drink-driving after he was arrested with a golf buggy at motorway services, within hours of the win over Scotland.
Gatland has decided not to call in a replacement for Jones ahead of Wales' third match of the campaign, the home clash with France on February 26.
Bradley Davies and Luke Charteris could pair up in the second row for that match, following the dismal end to Jones' tournament.
Jones was sin-binned in Wales' opening defeat by England, but he kept his place for the clash with Scotland, despite indications he was in danger of being axed.