Phil Vickery will continue his recovery from a broken arm over the next two to three weeks and will miss Gloucester's Premiership game against Leeds on Saturday.
The 28 year-old broke a bone in his forearm in Gloucester's win over Bath on 19 February, and met with the Club's medical team on Monday, who revealed that facture has not fully healed.
Vickery requires at least another two to three weeks of recovery time, after which he'll be assessed on a day-to-day basis, as to his involvement in Gloucester's final Premiership games of the season (Vs Sale 15 April and Vs Saracens 30 April), and any play-off fixtures.
Commenting on www.gloucesterrugbyclub.com Vickery said: "It's frustrating, just like the entire season has been. But the arm has got to be ready for top-flight rugby.
"It's been six weeks since the Bath game, and I've just got to wait for it to heal. I want to be part of Gloucester's end of season, and play a role in this season's climax, and I'm doing everything I can to work on my fitness, and a return for Gloucester is first and foremost in my mind."
After working hard to return from a back injury in October, Vickery had a blow-out fracture around his eye area against Wasps in November. Just as he was returning to top form in the new year, he then broke his arm against Bath.
Speaking to the local media this week, Richard Hibbard expressed his excitement ahead of the West Country derby and that there is an extra spring in the step of the Cherry and Whites ahead of the tough challenge.
With such a short turnaround between the two games, and Gloucester looking to reintegrate several players into the line-up after the Autumn international series, Tom Savage told GRTV that the Cherry and Whites will keep changes to a minimum for the European Rugby Challenge Cup game in Zebre on Saturday.
Gloucester travel to Italy this weekend to take on Zebre in Round Four of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. The Cherry and Whites defeated the Italian side 35-10 last Sunday, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys is looking for an improved performance in the return fixture.
On a tough evening at Kingsholm, Gloucester could escape neither a suffocating Bath defence, nor the whistle of referee Greg Garner as six penalties and a penalty try paved the way to a 39-16 win for the visitors.
Gloucester Rugby welcome Sione Kalamafoni, Greig Laidlaw and Tom Palmer back to the starting line up and feature David Halaifonua in a matchday squad for the first time, as they resume Aviva Premiership action against Bath Rugby at Kingsholm on Saturday (kick off 5:30pm).