WORCESTER Warriors' Matt Kvesic is out for a "couple of weeks" after picking up a neck injury in Warriors' 30-13 Premiership defeat to Bristol Bears on Saturday.

The back-row forward received lengthy treatment on the pitch early in the second-half and was carried off on a stretcher but director of rugby Alan Solomons insisted that was more of a precautionary measure.

"I think he will be fine," he said.

"The medical staff, quite rightly, took all the precautions necessary due to it being in the neck area.

"The information I have had sounds reasonably positive and hopefully within the next few weeks he will be back on the field.

"We have been cautious which is the right thing to do but I saw him before training and he is feeling good and he will be fine in two weeks or so.".

Marco Mama was another player who suffered an injury at the weekend, limping off with what has been confirmed as a thigh strain and is a doubt for the Gallagher Premiership fixture with Bath on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

"He has got a little nit of a thigh strain which is obviously a bit of a concern," added Solomons.

"A strain like that can be tricky to deal with so we brought him straight off and we will have to see how he goes."

That leaves Worcester short in the back-row department as Cornell du Preez remains away on international duty with Scotland and Sam Lewis is still out with a dead leg he picked up in the friendly win at Northampton.

That would means that, in all probability, one of Matti Williams, Tom Dodd or even Caleb Montgomery could make a rare Premiership appearance in the back-row.

Prop Nick Schonert was pulled out of the game late on Saturday but is going to be re-assessed on Thursday ahead of potential selection

Solomons had good news involving vice squad captain Will Butler who is now taking part in full-training and is close to being back in contention for selection whilst Graham Kitchener is nearing a return but "not there yet".