CENTRE Tyler Morgan won’t return to the Dragons fold until January after undergoing surgery on the ankle he injured against the Ospreys in October.

Morgan had already been named in Wales’ squad for the autumn series when he was struck down early in the Liberty Stadium clash.

Meanwhile, Morgan’s fellow Dragons internationals Hallam Amos, Cory Hill, Elliot Dee and Leon Brown are being rested for tomorrow’s European Challenge Cup game against Russians Enisei-STM.

All four featured for Wales over the past month with prop Brown and hooker Dee both winning their first caps.

The quartet re-joined their regional teammates at the Dragons’ Ystrad Mynach training base on Monday for a team building exercise and medical screening.

However, boss Bernard Jackman is keen to give them time to recover from the mental exhaustions of an autumn series.

“The group who played against Ulster performed reasonably well and they deserve another crack at backing it up," said Jackman.

“For us, we’ll get more in the long term by giving those boys another week.

“They’re not having a week off but they’re not going to play.

“They’ll come back mentally and physically refreshed on Monday and we’ve obviously got a busy period with Newcastle and the games at the end of December and into January.

“I’ve experienced it myself, when you’re in camp for a November or the Six Nations it’s very intense.”

Jackman confirmed that Brown is going through the necessary return to play protocols following a concussion on international duty.

Fellow prop Brok Harris is ruled out of tomorrow’s fixture with a shoulder injury which could require surgery, while centre Sam Beard (pectoral) and back-rower Harri Keddie (shoulder) won’t return to action before the Boxing Day derby with Cardiff Blues.