Saracens wing Chris Ashton could be banned for the start of England's upcoming internationals after being cited for a dangerous tackle.
Ashton was cited for a tackle on Northampton speedster Vasily Artemyev during Saturday's Premiership clash at Franklin's Gardens.
The citing counts on Ashton's record as a yellow card, taking his tally for the season to three and triggering a disciplinary hearing.
He also received yellow cards for dangerous charging in the matches against London Irish on September 1 and Exeter Chiefs on September 23.
A RFU disciplinary panel of Jeff Blackett, Jeremy Summers and Peter Budge will consider the matter in London on Wednesday night.
Ashton was in a similar situation before during his first season with Northampton in the old National League One. On that occasion, he was banned for one week.
If the RFU's disciplinary panel decide to impose a suspension on this occasion, it would not apply to weeks when he is inactive.
Ashton was not among the England players released for Premiership duty this weekend. The next match he is due to play is England's Test against Fiji on November 10.