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.
Speaking ahead of Saturday's Aviva Premiership fixture at home to Newcastle Falcons (kick off 3pm), Director of Rugby David Humphreys emphasised the importance this weekend of Gloucester building on last week's impressive home victory against the Exeter Chiefs.
Speaking to the assembled national and local media, try-scorer Jonny May was delighted and relieved to have tasted victory on Saturday evening, and is looking forward to the European Rugby Challenge Cup final.
Tom Savage delivered a Man of the Match performance against Exeter Chiefs on his birthday on Saturday evening. He spoke to GRTV after the game about the importance of the European Rugby Challenge Cup win.
Speaking to the local media this week, John Afoa described the hard work that the Cherry and White have been putting in and that he is fighting fit ready for Saturday's European Rugby Challenge Cup semi final clash with Exeter Chiefs.
Gloucester Rugby face Exeter Chiefs this Saturday in the European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final, and Charlie Sharples, who starts at full back is relishing the challenge of the big Kingsholm occasion.
Gloucester meet the Exeter Chiefs for the fourth time in competitive action this weekend, this time in the semi-final of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. Director of Rugby David Humphreys told the local media this week that this is the sort of game that Gloucester want to be involved in on a regular basis and that he and his team are looking forward to it.
Gloucester Rugby return to Aviva Premiership action against the Newcastle Falcons on Saturday (Kingsholm, kick off 3pm), and make several changes to the side that defeated Exeter Chiefs at home last weekend.