Former Wales international Rhys Williams says Warren Gatland's absence from Wales' summer tour preparations "isn't the end of the world" and shouldn't cause any major problems.
He believes technology will mean Gatland can make a significant input into the team
Warren Gatland's wife has reportedly told New Zealand newspaper, Waikato Times, that he'll decide closer to the time whether or not he'll be well enough to lead Wales in their tour of Australia.
The national coach is due to have surgery after breaking both heels falling off a ladder.
Rhys Priestland has offered his sympathies to Warren Gatland, following his accident earlier this week.
"It's a nasty injury. It happened to one of my friends and he was in a bit of pain" he said.
Speaking at Scarlets press conference earlier today, Priestland said plans for Wales' forthcoming matches wouldn't be thrown off course.
"He's got a lot of coaches here all year round... I'm sure it won't affect preparations for the Welsh squad all that much" he said.