WIGAN Athletic dynamo Victor Moses has escaped serious injury following his worrying bang to the head at Liverpool.
And the Wigan winger is in contention to face Stoke at the DW this weekend.
Moses had to be helped off during the first half of the 2-1 victory at Anfield, having received a size 12 from Martin Skrtel right on the jaw-bone.
The incident led to Latics taking the lead through Shaun Maloney’s penalty, although Moses won’t remember much about that or Gary Caldwell’s second-half winner.
The 21-year-old, who temporarily lost consciousness, was taken to hospital as a precaution and underwent scans to determine the extent of the damage.
But the results have been positive and he will rejoin the group later this week.
“We were worried about Victor – the fear was there was a crack to his jawline,” boss Roberto Martinez told the Evening Post.
“Thankfully, the results have come back positive and there is no fracture.
“We’re hoping he will be available for Saturday. We’ll have a clearer idea in the next 48 hours.”
Moses is not the only walking wounded at Christopher Park this week as a gruelling campaign nears its conclusion.
Momo Diame and Hugo Rodallega are only ‘touch and go’ for the weekend, as they battle groin and knee problems respectively.
“Momo suffered a little tear to his groin in training last Thursday, but we’re hoping that it’s not too serious,” Martinez added.
“He is a very fit boy and would probably heal from that sort of injury quicker than any other player.
“But I would say it will be very difficult for Hugo to be fit for the game against Stoke.
“We have tried a few different treatments with the medical people to try to bring forward his recovery time.
“But we have to be sure we are not pushing him too much and risking being without him for a much longer period of time.”
Young defender Rob Kiernan, meanwhile, looks set to miss the rest of the season after injuring his ankle while on loan at Accrington.