Nottingham Forest Billy Davies has revealed he is hopeful skipper Paul McKenna will be able to play again this season after scans indicated his knee injury is not as serious as first thought.
McKenna suffered the injury during the weekend's 1-0 victory against Swansea and was thought to have suffered serious knee ligament damage.
However scans have now indicated that while the 32-year-old has suffered damage to his medial ligament and will be out for several weeks, he does not require surgery and could yet be available for the climax to the season.
"Paul's injury is not as bad as we first feared," Davies explained to the club's official website.
"He will be out of my plans for several weeks but knowing Paul as I do I wouldn't necessarily rule him out for the rest of the season."