Mansfield Town believe the injury to youngster Noah Stokes may not be as bad as first thought.
Stokes looked set for a long lay-off with was feared to be a dislocated knee during the first half of Thursday's friendly at Bradford PA.
However, assistant manager Lee Glover said: “It's more positive than we originally thought, so that's good for the lad.
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“He will be under the medical team now for the next few weeks and then we'll get him re-assessed.
“I would not want to put a timescale on it – that will be down to the medical team and how his knee settled down over the next few days. We will probably know something more accurate then.”