Wales have been handed a major boost with the news that George North should be back in action for the Scarlets within two weeks - and perhaps even this weekend.
The winger was stretchered off with a neck injury during his region's defeat to Ulster on Friday night. Tests found that it wasn't as serious as first feared.
Scarlets head of medicine Andy Walker said: 'He had a double whiplash on the neck. That could have caused significant injury. Fortunately we're just dealing with some soft tissue trauma - severe bruising. It's definitely positive for the Six Nations. All being well he is not far off.'
Wales begin the defence of their Grand Slam against Ireland on 2 February. 20-year-old North has already won 26 caps.