Josh Dugan expects to miss only a couple of weeks of NRL action after a scan on a hamstring problem yielded positive news.
The St George Illawarra Dragons full-back suffered the injury in Sunday's 28-6 win over Wests Tigers and it had been feared he would face a lengthy lay-off.
However, the 26-year-old tweeted on Monday suggesting he would only be absent for the matches against Manly Sea Eagles and North Queensland Cowboys.
"Scans came back better then [sic] expected, hoping to only miss a couple of weeks. Thanks for all the messages," Dugan wrote.
He will aim to return for the clash with Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium on April 25.
Victory over the Tigers lifted Paul McGregor's side up to second as they made it four wins from their opening five games.