The Swiss Football Association claims Johan Djourou's shoulder problem is not as bad as first feared.
The Arsenal defender was expected to be sidelined for a prolonged period of time after dislocating his shoulder against Manchester United on Saturday.
It was even suggested that the knock, sustained during a 2-0 FA Cup quarter-final defeat at Old Trafford, could keep him out for the remainder of the season.
Arsene Wenger made that claim during his post-match reaction, with the Frenchman resigning himself to the fact that the centre-half would not figure again this term.
Those fears have been eased, though, following extensive medical tests.
There is now a possibility that Djourou could return to action by the end of March, allowing him to turn out for club and country in crucial fixtures.
A statement from the Swiss FA released on their official website read: "The shoulder injury to Johan Djourou is less serious than feared on Saturday and announced by the coach of his club."