Bristol Rovers have been handed a boost after fears Byron Anthony had broken his leg were nullified.
The defender was stretchered off during the Pirates' 0-0 draw with Tranmere on Saturday after colliding with opposition striker Bas Savage.
Initial fears were that the 25-year-old had fractured his fibula but X-rays revealed no such break, with severe bruising the extent of the injury.
The Welshman could now be back in the squad to face Exeter on Wednesday and boss Paul Trollope was relieved with the results.
"It's very good news - he had a precautionary x-ray which showed nothing," confirmed Trollope on the club's official website.
"It progressed well on Sunday which is very pleasing. He elevated it and did all the right things and he can put weight through it so he's got a chance for Wednesday.
"It's still an outside one but it's better than we originally thought. He's done well and has been part of a good defensive unit of late.
"Even though he gifted Tranmere their best chance of the game he still contributed to a defensive performance, so we're pleased with his form."
Meanwhile, midfielder Wayne Brown has been recalled by parent club Fulham, who need the youngster to feature in their reserve team game with Birmingham on Tuesday.
The 21-year-old had his initial month-long loan extended after injury cut short his progress with the Pirates, but he must now return to Craven Cottage.