British & Irish Lions centre Jonathan Davies is set to be out of action until March with a chest injury, the Scarlets have confirmed.
Davies, who started all three Lions tests this summer against Australia, picked up the injury when on duty for Wales against South Africa during the Red Dragons’ autumn campaign – their first match of the series which resulted in a 24-15 defeat.
It was Davies’ 37th cap for Wales and he impressed in the opening stages, only to suffer a pectoral injury – adding to Warren Gatland’s midfield woes with fellow British & Irish Lion Jamie Roberts also sidelined at the time.
Wales had hoped to have the pair back in action as they seek to claim a third RBS 6 Nations title in a row but the Scarlets revealed that while he is progressing well from his injury, most of the Championship is set to pass him by.
A statement on the Scarlets website said that their captain is "progressing well and taking part in light training" but is not expected to be fit until early March.