THE Dragons have suffered a blow to their preparations for the new PRO14 season with forwards Aaron Jarvis and Harri Keddie missing the start of the campaign.

The Rodney Parade region announced this morning that Wales international prop Jarvis and number-eight Keddie were undergoing rehab after operations following bicep injuries.

Both Jarvis and Keddie sustained the injuries in pre-season training and are expected to return to the fold in October.