Concerns over the fitness of Iain Balshaw have receded after it was revealed the England full-back has suffered only a slight quadricep tear.
Balshaw – who is set to tour New Zealand this summer with the British & Irish Lions – sustained the injury in Leeds’ 20-12 Powergen Cup final victory over Bath on Saturday.
The 26-year-old skipper limped off after just four minutes at Twickenham, raising question marks over his involvement in the Tykes’ remaining two Zurich Premiership matches.
But he underwent a scan on Tuesday which revealed the damage is not serious and he could return against Bath a week on Saturday.
He has spent the last two days at a Lions get-together near Cardiff and is due back in Headingley on Wednesday when Leeds’ medical team will announce an estimated return.