Fulham's Andrew Johnson has been given a boost after scans showed his shoulder injury suffered in the 3-1 win over Amkar Perm is not as bad as was feared.
Boss Roy Hodgson suspected the striker would be out for eight weeks after a body check from Dmitry Belorukov left him with a suspected broken collarbone.
But on Friday he said: "The ligaments around the collar bone have snapped.
"I don't think he will be doing any football training for at least two to three weeks."
Hodgson had been fuming about the injury after the challenge from Belorukov, for which the Russian was booked.
Speaking after the match Hodgson said: "The opponent quite cold-bloodedly smashed into him. I'm tempted to say I'd prefer to have lost and have no injury to Johnson.
"I don't think things like that should happen in football - not without punishment.
"A yellow card is the same punishment as Clint Dempsey received when the ball accidentally struck him on the arm... Andy Johnson was literally banjoed out of the game by a player who made no attempt to win the ball.
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