The ERC have received a citing complaint against Blues Flanker Martyn Williams, following the Round 1 Heineken Cup match against Edinburgh.
Williams, who this summer picked up the ERC European Fair Play Award, is alleged to have dropped his knee into the face of Edinburgh full back, Chris Paterson, during the first-half.
The hearing will take place in Dublin this Wednesday.
Law 10.4(a) 'A player must not strike an opponent with the knee(s)'.
IRB recommended sanction - Low End: 3 weeks; Mid Range: 8 weeks: Top End: 12+ weeks; Maximum: 52 weeks
Thank Blues it's Friday! The weekend will be starting HERE on Friday night as Cardiff Blues tackle Ulster in the Guinness PRO12 at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park - and we want you to be our guest at our big match day party!
Let the Games Begin! Cardiff Blues launch the Guinness PRO12 season on home soil this Sunday afternoon against Glasgow Warriors (kick-off 4pm) - and we are going to make it a double celebration as we also recognise the achievements of Team Wales!
Second half tries from Dan Tuohy and Ian Humphreys saw Ulster claim the Friday night points on offer as Cardiff Blues suffered a 26-9 defeat to the impressive Irish province at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.
Clinical Glasgow Warriors produced a devastating final 20 minutes to secure the points on Super Sunday and consign battling Cardiff Blues to a 33-12 defeat in the Guinness PRO12 opener at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.