Birmingham City captain Michael Morrison could line up against Burton Albion on Friday night - despite breaking his nose in midweek.
The Blues midfielder sustained the injury - plus a damaged cheekbone - in Tuesday's goalless draw with Bolton Wanderers, but could feature in a protective mask at the Pirelli Stadium, where the Brewers will be looking for a repeat of last season's 2-0 Friday-night triumph.
Morrison is one of several Birmingham players who were doubtful for the Albion clash.
But Harry Redknapp - who took over as Blues boss following Gianfranco Zola's resignation immediately after their 2-0 loss against Burton in April - is hopeful of recovery from the likes of Morrison and David Davis, who was recently ill, in time for Friday's game.
"Morro, we are hoping he is going to be okay - he's a great guy, a good captain and a good leader," said Redknapp.
"If there's any chance of playing, he will play. That's how he is.
"We will see how it feels on Friday.
"Cheikh Ndoye (who sustained a foot injury in the first half of the Bolton game) is not as bad as we thought and we're hopeful he will be available.
"There's no major damage.
"Davis has been training and he is okay."
Ryan Shotton - who has been heavily linked with a move to Middlesbrough - is available after the birth of his child earlier in the week, but Che Adams and Cheick Keita miss out through injury.