Blackburn could have midfielder Robbie Savage back available before the end of the season.
Savage was stretchered off after breaking his leg in Rovers' game against Watford in midweek.
The 32-year-old had initially been expected to be out for six months, therefore ending his season early.
However, after undergoing successful surgery to pin the leg, Savage could be back in time to play in the final few games of the campaign.
"He had the operation. It was a straightforward operation, it was a case of just setting the bone and getting him on the road to recovery," manager Mark Hughes told the club's official website.
"He's obviously very down, he loves playing football. He doesn't want to be out for any significant period but he'll have to come to terms with that."
Meanwhile, Feyenoord are running out of patience with Blackburn over a deal for Ali Boussaboun.
The Moroccan striker has been on trial at Ewood Park ahead of a loan move until the end of the season.
But the Dutch club are unhappy with the time it is taking for the deal to be concluded.
"This is taking far too long," Feyenoord commercial director Chris Woerts told Voetbal international magazine.
"We are willing to co-operate in a loan spell or sale but then we must like the conditions, otherwise Ali stays where he is."