Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill has denied claims that Tom Croft will be out of action for a number of weeks with a back injury.
The England flanker, who was making just his second start in eight months following a serious shoulder injury, picked up the knock in Saturday's LV= Cup win over the London Wasps.
Cockerill told BBC Sport: "He had a bang to the ribs but he's OK. It just stiffened up a bit and he couldn't continue. Hopefully in a week he will be fit and raring to go."