With Glenn Whelan and James McClean definitely out of the crunch clash with Germany next month, the thought that Ireland could also be without Seamus Coleman was very worrying indeed.
The Everton defender limped out of his side's impressive 3-1 win over Chelsea at the weekend with what looked like a potentially serious hamstring injury. That meant we were once again at the mercy of Roberto Martinez's injury updates which, in the past, have not always been to Martin O'Neill's liking.
However, this time, it's positive-ish news from the Everton manager who also gave evertontv an update on the fitness of Muhamed Besic.
Forty-eight hours after the game, we're quite positive in the way Mo and Seamus feel. I think Seamus felt a lot better than Mo but we're going to get the scans done today so we have a clear idea.
I don't think it looks as bad as we feared once it happened but we'll get more information as the week goes on and we'll see how long a period we're looking at for the two players.
Martin O'Neill names his provisional squad for the do or die clashes against Germany and Poland tomorrow. Reassuringly, it does appear increasingly likely that, subject to a scan, Coleman will be included for the games on the 8th and 11th of October.