Ex-Wales prop John Davies has insisted that Warren Gatland has more than enough options to cope with the loss of Rhodri Jones.
"It's not end of the world but it's not ideal," he told BBC Sport. "But [Gatland's] got three players in the squad who play tight-head with Samson Lee coming back into fitness.
"Any injury for any squad is not ideal, especially at this time when you are about eight weeks away from the World Cup and we haven't even played a game yet."
Davies was capped 34 times for the Red Dragons, while also representing his country at the 1995 World Cup.