England and Leicester Tigers have been boosted with the news that winger Jonny May has been cleared of major injury concern.
The 28-year-old was forced from the field during Leicester's 15-23 victory over Midlands rivals Northampton Saints at Twickenham last weekend. A game hosted at the national side's stadium in testimonial to former Wallaby and Northampton centre Rob Horne.
Following a scan earlier this week, May has been cleared of any major injury concerns and could be back as soon as this weekend, when Leicester travel to Ulster in their first European Champions Cup fixture of the season.
Speaking earlier this week, Leicester Tigers Director of Rugby Geordan Murphy said: "Jonny has a bang on his AC joint which is pretty painful, but there's no structural damage," said Leicester interim coach Geordan Murphy.
"We're hopeful he could be available for the weekend. It's certainly not a long-term injury."
Welcome news for Murphy and indeed England boss Eddie Jones. England take on South Africa, New Zealand, Japan and Australia during the Autumn internationals and are already without British and Irish Lion Anthony Watson, who suffered a set back during his achilles tendon rehabilitation after re-tearing the ankle tendon during a photo shoot during the summer.