Burnley manager Eddie Howe has revealed that striker Charlie Austin's shoulder injury is not as serious as initially feared.
The Clarets' joint top scorer was stretchered off in the first half of Saturday's defeat to Leeds with a recurrence of the problem that ended his campaign in March last season.
However X-rays revealed the former Swindon frontman had not suffered a fracture to the joint and a visit to a specialist on Monday brought further good news.
"Charlie has seen a specialist and it appears to be good news; certainly as good as we could have hoped for," said Burnley boss Howe in a club statement.
"He will have a further scan at the end of the week and we'll know more then, but we're hopeful to have him back in action much sooner than we feared."