Cape Town - Lions flyhalf Elton Jantjies
will miss their Super Rugby opener against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
The 23-year-old playmaker is still recovering from a shoulder injury and is expected to be ready to play within the next fortnight.
Wing Anthony Volmink is also nursing a shoulder injury and will also miss Saturday's game.
Kick-off at the Free State Stadium is at 17:05.