West Brom manager Tony Mowbray has indicated that midfielder Graham Dorrans should return to action for the start of pre-season training.
The news will boost the Baggies' chances of returning to the Premier League at the first time of asking following confirmation of their relegation last week.
The 22-year-old broke his metatarsal in the recent 3-1 win over Wigan just when he was forcing himself into Mowbray's first-team plans.
After being a periphery figure before Christmas Dorrans has been able to showcase his talents on a more regular basis over the past few months and many believe he will prove to be a key figure in the Championship next term.
"Dorrans will be fit for the start of pre-season," Mowbray pointed out. "He has been to see a specialist.
"He is confident that, if we just leave things alone, it will heel in a few weeks."
Despite seeing his side's fate sealed following the defeat to Liverpool last weekend Mowbray's focus remains on this season and getting three points at Blackburn on the final day of the season.
West Brom could be helped by the return of defenders Marek Cech and Paul Robinson from hamstring and ankle injuries respectively as the Midlands club look to climb off the bottom of the table.
"We still want to go to Blackburn and win the game. We will continue to do things properly and be as positive as we can," he added.
"It would be nice to try and overhaul Middlesbrough and not finish bottom of the table. We will prepare properly and be as professional as we can for Sunday."