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.
It's the first Gloucester-Bristol derby at Kingsholm in over eight years this Saturday (kick off 4:30pm) and, previewing the game with the local media this week, Defence Coach Jonny Bell stressed that, with both teams in the bottom half of the table, they both need the points.
Speaking to the local media this week, Gloucester front rower John Afoa knows the challenge ahead this week against Bristol, and calls on the Cherry and Whites to make the most of home advantage as a determined squad look to bounce back from a narrow loss to Saracens.
Tom Savage speaks to GRTV and the local media as Gloucester went down by 24-20 at Saracens on Sunday afternoon. The second row was disappointed with the result, despite a strong showing from the hosts.
Speaking immediately after the game, skipper Willi Heinz thought that Gloucester had executed their game plan reasonably well and competed hard against Saracens. However, it wasn't enough but the squad will have plenty to work on this week ahead of the derby match against Bristol.
Gloucester may be coming off their best win of the season, the 38-16 victory over Wasps last weekend, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys admits that Sunday's trip to Saracens is an even tougher test.
After a series of contract announcements last week, hooker Richard Hibbard is the latest Gloucester Rugby player to commit to a new contract at the club and told GRTV how much he enjoys playing in the Cherry and White of Gloucester.
A try scorer in the 36-18 Aviva Premiership win over Wasps at Kingsholm on Saturday, Charlie Sharples admitted that Gloucester would enjoy the moment but can't get too carried away. The team got what they deserved but the winger wants these performances to be more frequent.
England Head Coach Eddie Jones has made two changes to his side to play Australia in Saturday's final match of the Old Mutual Wealth Series at Twickenham Stadium (kick-off 2.30pm, live on Sky Sports 2). Jonny May lines up on the left wing.