Irish and Ulster forward, Iain Henderson, is hoping for some good news today after suffering a foot injury in the Province’s victory over Montpellier in the Heineken Cup on Saturday.
There were initial fears he may have broken the big toe on his right foot, but those remained unconfirmed on Monday night.
Henderson is to be further assessed today and will be hoping for good news ahead of the Irish squad announcement for the November Test series when the Greens play Samoa, Australia and New Zealand in Dublin.
A break to the toe would almost certainly rule the young forward out of cotention.
Meanwhile, Ulster head coach, Mark Anscombe and British Lions winger, Tommy Bowe were urging caution to the squad and Ravenhill faithfull following the magnificent display in France which saw Ulster defeat Montpellier 25-8.
The victory was the result of the weekend of the second round of fixtures in the Heineken Cup and put Ulster in pole position at the top of Pool Five.
They will face Benetton Treviso in the traditional back-to-back rounds in December, with the Province now tipped to go on and win their pool and secure a home draw in the last eight.
Ulster have already won against the Italians at Ravenhill in the RaboDirect PRO12, securing a try scoring bonus point in a 32-13 success, Bowe being one of the try scorers on the night.
Treviso have yet to pick up a point in Europe this season, but Bowe knows better than to write them off as no-hopers - running them close in both domestic fixtures last season.
“They drew with us at Ravenhill last season and away we won by a point, so it will not be as easy as some people are already saying,” said Bowe.
“It was an amazing result for us at the weekend. It is such a tough place to go to and Montpellier were unbeaten at home this year,” said Bowe.
“There is a lot of belief in this Ulster team that we can take on the best teams and credit to the forwards today for taking on a ferocious home pack. They stuck it up to them.
“We were clinical and, even though we only scored one try, we cut out the penalties. Our work in the breakdown was the most important thing and as we kept the scoreboard ticking over you could hear the Montpellier guys losing their rag a bit
Anscombe refused to hear any talk of silverware at this stage of the season.
“It is a bit early to be doing that. We have played only played two games in Europe and we know what happened last season in the back-to-back games against Northampton.
“This weekend we turn our attentions back to the PRO12 when Cardiff Blues come to Ravenhill.
“We need to keep our focus and building on the performances of the last five weeks,” he added.