The ankle injury sustained by Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones on Saturday is not as bad as first feared.
The burly frontman picked up the knock during the Potters' 2-1 defeat away at Wolves in their opening Premier League game of the season.
That fixture also marked Jones' debut for the club, having only recently completed an £8million switch from Sunderland.
Initially it appeared as though his fledgling career at the Britannia Stadium would begin with a prolonged spell on the sidelines.
However, a series of X-rays and scans have revealed no lasting damage.
The Trinidad & Tobago international could struggle to make Stoke's meeting with Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, but Potters boss Tony Pulis has confirmed that Jones will return to his plans in the not too distant future.
"The news is as good as we could have expected in the circumstances," he told the club's official website.
"We were obviously very concerned about the extent of the damage over the weekend, but the tests have shown only minor ligament damage.
"We will assess Kenwyne's progress over the next few days, so it is hard to say how long he will be out, be we are talking days rather than weeks or months."