Catalan Dragons hope that Leon Pryce will be fit for the Super League play-offs, despite being told that he has to undergo minor knee surgery.
Pryce left the field early on after picking up the injury in Saturday's 38-34 win over Leeds.
But, although there was no ligament damage, scans have revealed a meniscus injury, for which he will undergo surgery in Montpellier on Wednesday.
Pryce, 30, will miss two games, but is still expected to make the play-offs.
Catalans have already made the play-offs but, if they fail to win either at struggling Castleford in their next game on Sunday week or at home to Bradford the following weekend, then they could still lose fourth place to Leeds.
The Catalans half-back has been ruled out of the next two games at Castleford and against Bradford at Gilbert Brutus Stadium.
Pryce began his career with hometown club Bradford Bulls, for whom he made 190 appearances, scoring 85 tries.
During his eight years at Odsal, Pryce won three Super League titles, two Challenge Cups and three World Club Challenge trophies.
In 2006, he made the move to St Helens, where his success continued, winning five more trophies during a five-year spell.
However, over the past two seasons he has struggled with injuries -
suffering from both neck and groin problems.