Dundee United have breathed a huge sigh of relief after it was confirmed captain Fraser Fyvie’s injury isn’t serious.
The influential Tangerines midfielder hobbled off after 64 minutes of Saturday’s superb 1-0 win against Ross County in Dingwall and was seen to be clutching the back of his left leg.
Manager Robbie Neilson revealed immediately after the game that Fyvie had hurt his hamstring and would be getting sent for a scan.
The results have now come back and the good news is that he might even be fit to face Alloa in the Championship clash at Tannadice on Tuesday night.
That is a considerable relief considering Fyvie’s troubled injury history.
Neilson, when asked if it was good or bad news regarding his key man, replied: “He is all right.
“He got a scan and it (the damage) is not as extensive as we maybe thought.
“We are hoping to give him a bit of a run on Saturday and then try to get him in (training) on Sunday.
“I will then make the decision about him on Tuesday.
“I am really hopeful of getting him available. There is still a good chance.
“If he doesn’t make it then he will be 100% be back for the following game (against Ayr United on Friday 30th).
“At the time I didn’t think it was that bad because you saw him stretch and he walked off.
“Right away I spoke to him and he said there was a bit of pain but you can usually tell by the reaction of the player how bad it is.
“He is an experienced lad and we are obviously keen to get him involved as he is a key, big-game player for us.”
The news got even better for United, with Neilson revealing that trio Frederic Frans, Callum Booth and Paul Watson are all considered to be injury-free.
“Both Frans and Booth will train on Saturday so, touch wood, they are back again,” added Neilson.
“Watson is fine, too, so that gives us a strong squad and we have to keep them all fit now.
“We have been quite lucky with injuries and that gives me a decision to make for the Alloa game.”