Worcester Number eight Drew Hickey has been ordered to appear in front of an RFU disciplinary hearing next week.
Hickey has been charged with 'dangerous charging' after the Premiership Citing Officer reviewed a tape of the Guinness Premiership game between Gloucester v Worcester on Sunday that resulted in a fractured cheek bone for Kingsholm skipper Adam Balding.
He will appear in front of an RFU disciplinary panel of Robert Horner (chairman), Bob Taylor and Peter Budge at the London Bloomsbury Holiday Inn on Tuesday, September 13.
A Gloucester spokesman said: "It is not for us to comment on the citing procedure and all we are doing is concentrating all our preparations into Saturday's game against Sale Sharks.
Balding underwent surgery to his cheek on Wednesday.
Fly-half Billy Burns was named Man of the Match after the 35-14 European Rugby Challenge Cup victory over Stade Rochelais on Thursday evening, and was full of praise for all his team mates for the win after a short turnaround.
Gloucester have been in good form in recent weeks, but Backs Coach Tim Taylor knows that the Cherry and Whites will have to be at their best on Thursday evening (kick off 7:45pm) against a Stade Rochelais side flying high this season.
Speaking to GRTV after the bonus point win over Bristol, back row Lewis Ludlow revealed that despite a tricky first half, Gloucester backed their skills to come through, a faith that was evident in a strong second half showing.
Willi Heinz scored Gloucester's second try as the Cherry and Whites overturned a disappointing first 40 minutes and 0-6 half time deficit, to earn a 26-18 Aviva Premiership victory over Bristol Rugby on Saturday.
Gloucester's much changed side had to overcome conceding an early try on Thursday evening, but responded in style to down Stade Rochelais by 35 points to 14 in the European Rugby Challenge Cup and set up a mouthwatering return fixture next weekend.
After taking 11 points from their last three games in the Aviva Premiership, including bonus point wins against Wasps and Bristol, Gloucester will be looking to continue their good form when they welcome La Rochelle to Kingsholm.