Bristol City skipper Louis Carey has handed the Robins a boost ahead of Friday's clash with Leicester.
The captain was a doubt for the Foxes clash after being forced off after 56 minutes of Saturday's 2-0 home defeat to Leeds following a collision with Max Gradel.
He has left with substantial bleeding from his nose along with two facial cuts but fears of a fracture have now been allayed.
City boss Keith Millen told the club's official website: "It seems to be good news as far as Louis is concerned.
"The medics have checked him out and it's not broken. There's obviously some damage there but we hope to have him available for Leicester away on Friday."