Leicester are hopeful that fly-half Toby Flood will have recovered from concussion in time to face Bath in Round Two of the new Premiership season.
The England international will miss his club's opener against Worcester at Welford Road on Sunday after being hospitalised following a high tackle during last weekend's pre-season friendly victory over Ulster.
Good news for Tigers fans however is that the 28-year-old has no further damage, as scans undertaken this week have confirmed.
"He was concussed, but there are no broken bones and all the scans are clear, so that's all good," Leicester rugby director Richard Cockerill told the Leicester Mercury.
"We will stand him down for this weekend because on medical advice that was the right thing to do.
"We will integrate him back into rugby next week, and he may well play against Bath (on September 14).
If not, certainly against Newcastle the following weekend.
"We want our best players out on the field, but we will just get on with things without Toby."