GLOUCESTER prop Terry Sigley, currently on loan at Pertemps Bees, faces a month on the sidelines after breaking his arm during the Bees' defeat to Leeds on Saturday.
Sigley has a small fracture of the radius on his right arm and will spend the next four weeks in plaster, although the injury is not as severe as first thought.
The 28-year-old, who has made 37 appearances in all competitions since his debut in 2004-5 season has suffered the same injury as Alex Brown but the injury is not of the same severity.
"We have suffered a few injuries in recent weeks and Terry is the latest one but his break is not as serious as first thought," head coach Dean Ryan said.
"He will spend a few weeks in plaster and we will obviously monitor his progress. It is exceptionally bad luck because he had been playing well for Pertemps but we hope to see him back in action before too long."
Following the 48-10 Aviva Premiership win over London Welsh on Saturday, Dan Murphy praised his team mates for battling right up to the very last minute in difficult conditions and maintaining the momentum that the team have built in 2015.
Henry Purdy scored two memorable tries against London Welsh at Kingsholm on Saturday, and attributed the first one to hard work on the training ground before describing how much he's enjoying playing his rugby alongside friends like Callum Braley.
Gloucester face London Welsh for the third time this season when they meet at Kingsholm in the Aviva Premiership on Saturday (kick off 3pm), but Director of Rugby David Humphreys insists his team are prepared for a tough game against the Exiles.
Billy Burns was a late call up to the Gloucester team that lost narrowly to the Leicester Tigers at Welford Road on Friday evening and, speaking to GRTV post match, was full of praise for his team-mates but admitted that defeat was tough to take.
Speaking after what he described as an 'arm wrestle' up front, skipper Tom Savage couldn't fault his side's effort and commitment on the night at Welford Road but insisted that his side will keep on battling, starting at home to London Welsh next weekend.
A number of the Gloucester Rugby squad this week benefitted from an initiative organised by Circle 2 Success (C2S) and the Rugby Players Association (RPA) to help players develop their business planning skills.