St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright has revealed that fears Scott Tanser had broken his foot have proved unfounded.
The full-back was withdrawn at half-time of Wednesday night’s home draw with Hearts and was replaced by Liam Gordon.
It was initially thought 24-year-old Tanser had suffered a fracture but while that has now been ruled out, the defender, who has been ever present for Saints this season, is still a big doubt for tomorrow’s trip to face Aberdeen at Pittodrie.
The McDiarmid manager, who has already lost Drey Wright for the remainder of the campaign because of a cruciate injury, said: “Scott was sent to hospital for an X-ray straight after the game because we initially feared he had fractured his foot.
“If that had been the case, he’d have been out for six weeks.
“It had puffed up but luckily it has turned out to be a soft-tissue injury. There is no break.
“But obviously he will be a doubt for Saturday.”
However, Danny Swanson, who has been suffering from a knee injury, has a chance of making the squad for the match against Derek McInnes’s Dons.