Plymouth striker Rory Fallon is racing to be fit for Saturday's match against Coventry after suffering an ankle injury.
Fallon picked up the problem in the closing stages of the 1-1 draw with Watford and was replaced by Krisztian Timar two minutes from time.
It was initially feared that he may be ruled out for some time but manager Paul Sturrock is hopeful that a scan will reveal no ligament damage.
"Fallon has been scanned and he's got severe bruising but we will give him every opportunity for Saturday," said Sturrock.
"We are pleased that he has not broken anything. So now it's about working to get the swelling down as soon as possible so that he can get started."
Fallon has been in fine form in recent weeks and netted a brace in the 2-1 victory at Bristol City.
Utility player Jim Paterson, meanwhile, is in contention for a recall after impressing in the reserves' 4-0 home win against Bournemouth.
Paterson could start down the left wing with Peter Halmosi suspended and Lee Hodges out with an ankle injury.
Sturrock said: "I thought Jim did okay. He needed a game and knew it was important.
"He showed a fantastic attitude and played in two positions, so I am quite happy with him."