The Brisbane Broncos have received encouraging news about captain Darren Lockyer's knee injury with scans revealing no signs of structural damage.
Lockyer went for scans on Monday and the club received the good news on Tuesday morning.
However Lockyer will miss Sunday's NRL clash with Newcastle and his left knee will be reassessed for the big local derby clash the following Friday night against the Titans.
A relieved Lockyer said on Tuesday the results of the scans had taken a weight off his mind and he was keen to get the knee pain-free before returning to the field.
His scans revealed wear and tear behind his patella which, according to his specialist, was not uncommon after such surgery.
"My mindset is that I want to play pain-free," Lockyer said.
"We think the best thing to do is to give it a week's rest and see how it's coming along next week.
"I'm relieved by the good news, but I knew all along that structurally it was feeling strong.
"I just want to be free of the discomfort I've been experiencing so I can be confident in playing unhindered."
Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett will name his 17-man squad to play the Knights later on Tuesday with utility David Stagg a possibility to replace Lockyer at five eighth.Like