Banahan injury blow after Bath beat Wasps
A worrying injury to Matt Banahan took the gloss off Bath Rugby's 30-23 Aviva Premiership victory over London Wasps.
The centre scored the first of three tries for the hosts at The Rec before limping off in the second half.
A brace was quickly fitted to his knee and first-team coach Brad Davis said Banahan would be assessed by Bath's medical staff over the weekend.
"Matt has damaged his knee and a brace has been fitted," said Davis. "We will know more about it in 48 hours and he will go for a scan in the next couple of days."
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Although much too early to put any timeframe on Banahan's potential absence, fellow first-team coach Toby Booth said there were plenty of replacements ready to fill the void should he be unavailable.
"You never want any injuries and we've got a few dents already," said Booth. "But we've still got Ben Williams and Sam Vesty. Ollie Devoto came on and did well today too, which gives us plenty of options.
"The people that end up at the top of the table are the ones who stay fit and healthy and have more firepower at their disposal. With the Premiership being as tough as it is squad resources are tested.
"We've also got Stephen Donald and Tom Heathcote too and they'll probably be back in the squad within a fortnight."
One player who Bath have few fears over the form and fitness of is hooker Lee Mears. The 33-year-old recently retired from England duty but celebrated his 250th appearance for the club with an impressive display.
"It was Lee Mears' 250th game and he really looked like he wanted to be out there," added Booth, who joined Gary Gold's new-look coaching set-up at The Rec over the summer. "He was keen and helped lead the pack around.
"It's that middle part of the second half which makes all the difference in these matches. There are a lot of good teams, so you've got to earn your right to win.
"Lee, Dominic Day and Michael Claassens were all outstanding in pushing us around to earn that right."