West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola has been boosted by the news that Jack Collison has not suffered serious injury.
The Wales international was stretched off during their 1-0 win at Wigan on Wednesday, amid fears he had suffered knee ligament damage.
Collison has had a fine campaign for The Hammers and Zola was anxious about losing him for the remainder of the season.
But Zola now admits that the initial signs are positive and hopes are high he will be back in action soon.
"We were very worried at first because it looked very bad and Jack was in a lot of pain," said Zola.
"But I've had a chat with him and the doctor since and it doesn't seem that bad."