Warren Gatland will not travel to Australia for Wales' summer tour after he suffered an accident while at home in New Zealand.
Gatland's wife has told a newspaper that a decision on whether her husband will lead his side in Australia will be taken nearer the time
Wales rugby coach Warren Gatland is to undergo surgery after fracturing both of his heels in a fall over Easter.
Wales coach Warren Gatland has been named UK Coach of the Year and High-Performance Coach of the Year at the UK Coaching Awards 2013.
Gatland led the British and Irish Lions to their first series success in sixteen years earlier this year and was presented with the award at a prestigious ceremony in London this evening.
The New Zealander joins a list of previous winners that includes Jessica Ennis-Hill's coach Toni Minichiello and England Cricket coach Andy Flower.
It is Gatland's second award within a matter of weeks after receiving the Outstanding Contribution to Rugby award at the Rugby Expo Awards last month.
Since he took over from Gareth Jenkins as Wales coach after the 2007 Rugby World Cup, Wales have won Grand Slams titles in 2008 and 2012 as well as reaching the semi-final of the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Wales coach Warren Gatland has hailed Gethin Jenkins as a 'sensational player' and a 'great servant of Welsh rugby' ahead of the player's 100th appearance on Saturday.
"He had a phenomenal game last week (against South Africa). I think he is a sensational player," Gatland said of the 32-year-old.
"He has dropped four or five kgs and he is looking really fit at the moment. He has been training hard.
"For me, it is a fantastic milestone for someone who has been a great servant of Welsh rugby.
"I hope we can go out there on Saturday and give a performance that reflects his contribution to Welsh rugby in that we play well and win."
Wales coach Warren Gatland is pleased with Wales' performance against South Africa yesterday, despite their defeat.
Warren Gatland will announce his Wales squad for the autumn internationals today. Wales take on South Africa on 9th November, before they face Argentina, Tonga and Australia in the fourth and final test on 30th November.
The South Africa test will be Wales' first outing as a national side since they suffered a 23-8 defeat to Japan in the second and final test of their summer tour.
International rugby coach Warren Gatland has been awarded an honorary degree by Swansea University in recognition of his contribution to Welsh sport.
He described it as a 'massive honour' and said he was 'absolutely thrilled', before praising the warm welcome he had received at the university campus.
The New Zealander has led the Wales rugby team to two Grand Slams in five years and to the brink of a World Cup final.
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.