WORCESTER Warriors director of rugby Gary Gold admits he is “very relieved” to have centre Ben Te’o available for Sunday's Aviva Premiership match against Wasps at Sixways (3pm).

Gold was left fearing the worst when Te'o went off midway through the first half of Warriors' 35-8 loss at Newcastle Falcons last Friday.

Warriors' boss said the 30-year-old told him he had "lost feeling" in his hand and there were concerns he had "damaged" a plate on his arms.

But after further examination, Te'o has been given the all-clear to return to action and will be in contention to start against Wasps.

“Ben has trained this week,” said Gold who was forced to bring Te'o into the starting line-up after Wynand Olivier picked up a hamstring problem in the warm-up.

“It looks like it was a little bit more of a fright than anything else.

“He got a knock on an area of his arm where he has got a plate and he lost feeling for a bit.

“But he seems 100 per cent fine as the scans are clear and he is ready to go.

“I was worried at the time when he left the field and said he had no feeling in his hand.

“As we have picked up a lot of injuries, I was very relieved to it is hear that a world class individual like Ben is available.”