St Mirren are awaiting the results of a scan on Scotland Under-21 midfielder Kenny McLean's injured knee.
The 20-year-old is an injury doubt for the Buddies' Boxing Day trip north to face Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
And St Mirren manager Danny Lennon is hoping that it will not be serious enough to keep the player out longer.
"There is a bit of swelling on his knee and we have taken the precaution of having a scan," Lennon told BBC Scotland.
"Until we see the results, we can't say what the injury might be."
Lennon had admitted at the weekend that a number of scouts have been watching McLean and that he could not predict how long he could keep hold of the midfielder who is also much praised in the media.
However, the player himself is anxious about the results of tests on his knee after he picked up a knock in Saturday's 2-1 win over Motherwell.
"Praying for a good outcome on my scan results," he said on his Twitter account. "Fingers crossed it's not so bad."