Gillingham striker Danny Kedwell trained with Gillingham on Tuesday morning.
And now the club’s medical staff will wait to see if the four-goal striker gets a negative reaction.
Boss Peter Taylor has ruled out major surgery but Kedwell could be sidelined for “three to five weeks” if swelling to his knee reappears.
The best case scenario would be no reaction and a place in the squad for Saturday’s trip to Oldham.
For now, it’s a waiting game.
Taylor said: “We are keeping our fingers crossed that best case he comes in, feels good and we give him another session. He did quite a bit on Tuesday and if he has no reaction from that then that would be a good sign. Fingers crossed.”
The Gills striker aggravated his knee in the recent home game against Crewe.
Explaining the injury and rehabilitation options, Taylor said: “He has had his knee looked at and the decision is either a scrape, what they call a tidy-up, or a repair.
“The injury was a kick he got in his last game here against Crewe. It is an old injury that flared up, it’s an injury of wear and tear from playing football for the years that Keds has played and like a load of other players he has got that in his legs already. It flared up on the strength of the tackle.
“The decision is, a repair which would be five months, scrape which would be three to five weeks or we are going to train him, which the (medical staff) have asked us to do and see how it reacts. Then we’ll have a look at it.
“If he is swollen after one hard session, or one hard game and then can’t train for two or three days, then we are going to have the scrape.”
Ruling out the ‘repair’ option, Taylor said: “We are definitely not going down that route, we have made our minds up on that. We don’t need to do that.
“If (the knee) goes, then of course he has to have it done, but the scrape we think will be sufficient.”