WORCESTER Warriors face an anxious wait to discover the seriousness of Tom Heathcote’s latest head injury.

The luckless fly-half is due to see a specialist today after suffering the knock in Warriors’ 24-21 defeat to Sale Sharks in the Anglo-Welsh Cup last Friday.

Heathcote has picked up a succession of blows to the head in the last 12 months and was forced to miss a chunk of last season due to concussion.

The 25-year-old has recently come back from a head injury which ruled him out for more than a month.

With Heathcote set for a period on the sidelines, Worcester could be short of options for the number 10 shirt with Jamie Shillcock (knee) out and Ryan Mills recovering from a quad problem.

But backs coach Sam Vesty is refusing to discuss the situation further until he has had a report back from the specialist.

Warriors will also find out today when scrum-half Jonny Arr is likely to return after he sustained a bang to the head in the 41-35 defeat to Harlequins two weeks ago.

“Tommy has got to go and see the specialist with a head injury,” Vesty said.

“Whenever it’s about someone’s head it is never nice.

“Obviously when you have had a few (bangs to the head) questions are going to be asked, but I don’t want to speculate so let’s wait to hear what the specialist says.”

Vesty added: “As with all positions you need to have three guys that can play there.

“With Ryan coming back soon, we are comfortable at the moment, but we will see what happens with Tom.”