South Africa winger Bryan Habana will be sidelined for up to six weeks because of a rib injury.
A spokesman for the Springboks confirmed that Habana, who sustained the injury in the 36-26 loss to France on Saturday, would not be considered for the first half of the Tri-Nations, which gets underway next month.
"At this stage it is anywhere between four and six weeks," he said.
Habana's replacement for the Tri Nations will be announced when the squad is named later this week.
Australia head coach Ewen McKenzie has challenged his side to "get back on the horse" against South Africa in the Rugby Championship on Saturday as they look to bounce back from their heavy defeat to New Zealand.
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has urged his fringe players to wrestle the No.9 shirt away from Aaron Smith with work towards their next Rugby Championship outing against Argentina set to intensify this week.
Ryan Grant displayed some impressive singing skills while on tour with the British & Irish Lions. The full release of Lions Raw will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray from October 28th. Pre-order on Amazon.
This clip featuring Simon Zebo will whet your appetite ahead of the much anticipated release of 'Lions Raw', the official Behind the Scenes documentary of the successful 2013 Tour. Full release on October 28th and available on DVD and Blu-Ray.
British & Irish Lions Replica Anthem Jacket (Adults)