The Lions have suffered a huge injury below even before the Super Rugby has started with the news that Skosan has been ruled out due to a knee injury.
This is not what the Lions would have been hoping for even before the tournament started with the Springbok playing a major role in last years success.
With Combrinck already on the sideline the Lions have now two of their Springboks not being able to start the new season.
Scans later confirmed that the he had torn his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).
The Lions are set to host the Bulls in a pre-season encounter on Saturday at Ellis Park at 15:00 while their Super Rugby campaign gets underway on at home against the Sharks on February 17.