A fractured cheekbone looks set to keep Queensland Reds and Wallabies centre Hunter Paisami out of next Saturday's Super Rugby AU final.
The in-form midfielder's injury came after heavy contact with a Western Force defender in the first half of their loss in Perth on the weekend.
The club revealed the injury on Thursday, saying Paisami could miss up to four weeks but he does not require surgery.
One of the competition's form players, Paisami's absence would be a blow for the side whose only loss this season came in their final regular season game with a grand-final berth already secured.
Rookie centre Josh Flook performed well in Paisami's absence, while Hamish Stewart has made the No.12 his own this season as Jordan Petaia spent time on the wing and the centres.
The Reds will host the final at Suncorp Stadium next Saturday night against the winner of Saturday's qualifying final between the Brumbies and Western Force.