Wales fly-half Dan Biggar is likely to be fit for his side’s Guinness Six Nations opener against France, according to club head coach Chris Boyd.
The Northampton Saints star picked up a knock in Saturday’s European Challenge Cup thriller against Clermont Auvergne and thoughts immediately turned to the opening game of this year’s Championship in Paris.
But Boyd was quick to pour cold water on any injury talk surrounding the 64-times capped Wales international after the 48-40 loss.
“I don’t think there’s any need for massive concern in the valleys,” said the former Hurricanes coach.
“Dan sustained what was probably a pretty minor knee twist.
“He’s a real warrior and he wanted to carry on but at the end of the day, that wasn’t going to happen.
“But the medical people I’ve just spoken to before coming to the press conference said they don’t see it as a significant injury at all.”
Biggar was substituted ten minutes into the game in Clermont after notching up an early conversion and was taken off as a precaution by his coaching team.
In his absence, England international Teimana Harrison notched up a sterling hat-trick in a game that ebbed and flowed to the very end.
Five-times capped Frenchman Rémy Grosso settled the tie with a burst across the whitewash three minutes from time while Scotland’s Greig Laidlaw fired the conversion between the posts.
Wales are set to name their squad for the clash in Paris on Tuesday after France head coach Jacques Brunel named his 31-man squad last week.