Steven Fletcher has handed Scotland and Hibernian a welcome fitness boost.
The striker was forced out of training with the national side on Monday after complaining of discomfort in his knee.
An issue with his joints has been troubling him for some time and he was sent for scans in an effort to get to the bottom of the problem.
There had been concerns that he had suffered medial ligament damage, but further tests have helped to ease those fears.
Fletcher is not expected to be risked in Hibs' SPL clash with Kilmarnock on Saturday, but there appears to be little chance of him being forced to spend a prolonged period on the sidelines and he should be back to full fitness in time for Scotland's crucial World Cup qualifier with Holland on 28th March.
Hibs boss Mixu Paatelainen said in the Edinburgh Evening News: "Steven went for a scan on his knee and fortunately it has come back to show that there is nothing major wrong with it.
"He went for the scan as a precautionary measure.
"Obviously, you don't go for a scan like that for no reason. He had been having problems with his knee for a few weeks and it is always a worry when you reach that stage.
"It's a relief that there is nothing too serious there although we won't know until later in the week if he will be fit enough to be involved this weekend."
While the news on Fletcher is good, Paatelainen is also facing up to the prospect of being without Ian Murray for the weekend trip to Rugby Park.
"Ian is still feeling pain in his groin and it is looking like he might not make the game this weekend," he said.