West Bromwich Albion have finally been handed some good news following the results of a medical examination on James Morrison's knee.
Albion manager Tony Mowbray has already lost Kevin Phillips and Martin Albrechtsen to similar problems and has had to do without Craig Beattie in recent weeks due to the Scotland international's calf strain.
Mowbray will find out in the next few days if Phillips will be out for a long time after the striker hurt himself in the costly draw against Sheffield Wednesday.
Mowbray has already lost his Danish defender for between four and six weeks following successful surgery on an injury he also picked up against the Owls.
So when Morrison, a summer signing from Middlesbrough, went down during the 4-0 victory over Coventry City on Monday night everyone suspected the worst.
It was feared Morrison had damaged his cruciate knee ligaments but an initial test has suggested the 21-year-old has only suffered a medial ligament problem.
Mowbray is understandably keen that Morrison's scan reveals a less serious injury. "James underwent his scan," Mowbray said.
"The specialist will be revealing it later on Wednesday but the radiographer's initial prognosis is that James has suffered medial ligament damage. We are looking at a time scale as we suggested on Monday, which is a month to six weeks."
Meanwhile, Albion's reserves fought out a goalless draw in their Pontins League Division One (Central) clash with Huddersfield Town yesterday.
Academy forwards Josh Knight and Sebastien Lake-Gaskin made their starting debuts at reserve-team level in a much-changed Baggies line-up which failed to find the net for the first time in nine games.