FULHAM have been handed a boost after scans showed Bryan Ruiz's ankle injury isn't as bad as first feared.
The Costa Rica international was carried off in the latter stages of Saturday's 1-1 draw with West Brom after going down under the challenge of Baggies defender Liam Ridgewell.
Fulham sent Ruiz for a scan on Monday to assess the full extent of the problem, which showed he had suffered ligament damage.
A statement on the Fulham website said: “The early signs suggest that the injury is better than first feared, although a recovery time cannot be estimated until the swelling has reduced.”
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