Ugo Monye expects to be available for England's last RBS 6 Nations game against France despite still feeling the after-effects of a nasty clash of heads.
The Harlequins winger was stretchered from the field in a neck brace after colliding with Scotland flanker Kelly Brown during Saturday's 15-15 Calcutta Cup draw. But X-rays revealed there was no significant neck damage and Monye now has his sights set on playing against Grand Slam-chasing France on Saturday night.
"I had pain down the right side of my neck and pins and needles and I still have some of that in my right arm and will be working very closely with the England medical guys at our team hotel," Monye told the Evening Standard. "I would love to be involved in the match with France and expect to be able to take part in full contact sessions this week with the rest of the squad."
He added: "The care I received at the ground and in the hospital was fantastic, and I realise that my arguing about the need to be carried off after the injury was due to me being dazed.
"I hate any fuss but with Thom Evans, the Scotland wing, having suffered a serious neck injury against Wales, they were absolutely right to take those precautions."
Monye was released from hospital on Saturday night and rejoined the England squad before their flight home.
Jonny Wilkinson was also set to be assessed when the England squad gathered back at their Pennyhill Park base after he too suffered a blow to the head.
The England fly-half was replaced by Toby Flood early in the second half and told to spend the rest of the match in a darkened room.
But he too is confident of being fit to feature in the Stade de France, saying: "I've got a stiff neck and I'm sore but I'm definitely fit for selection."
The team announcement for the France game has been delayed until Wednesday lunchtime.