West Brom skipper Jonathan Greening is targeting the trip to Everton on February 28 for a return to action after initially fearing he could be out ruled out for the rest of the season.
Greening is currently sidelined with the first major injury of his career after suffering medial ligament damage in the FA Cup clash with Burnley at the Hawthorns a fortnight ago.
He said: "I am grateful it is not as serious as injury as I first thought because I got my studs caught in the turf and then my knee hit a Burnley player and went the wrong way.
"All the while after I came off, I was thinking it might be a real nasty one especially as I couldn't get the scan done for 48 hours. When you are waiting, all sorts of things go through your head. I was thinking it was going to be like the (cruciate ligament) injury that Filipe Teixeira had which kept him out for many months.
"When I got the call to say it was a grade two medial ligament strain and that I could be back in no more than six weeks, I was delighted because I was worried I might be out for the season. It's still a nightmare being out like this but, with the way the fixture list has panned out, I shouldn't miss too many league games which is the biggest thing for me.
"I'm hoping to be back by February 28 at Everton - but after that there is the home game with Arsenal which I definitely want to be back for."
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