Wellington Phoenix midfielder Reno Piscopo has been cleared of any serious injury, following a shoulder concern suffered in the 2-1 victory over Western Sydney Wanderers on Wednesday.
Piscopo, 23, left the field in tears during the first half at Bankwest Stadium, with fears he'd miss not only the end of the Phoenix's A-League season, but also the upcoming Tokyo Olympics with Australia.
But in a timely boost less than 24 hours out from the Phoenix's clash against Perth Glory at Eden Park, coach Ufuk Talay has given Piscopo the all-clear to play.
In another boost, club captain Ulises Davila will be named on the bench, having missed the Phoenix's last three matches with a hamstring injury.
"I trained with the team for the first time today, so my leg and my body is feeling good, and I'm hoping to get some minutes on Sunday," Davila told Newshub on Friday.
"I just lost one week when I stopped after the injury. I was only doing bike and strength for the legs.
"Last week, I was running, and doing fitness and conditioning, and this week, I can train, so I didn't really lose any fitness, which is the important thing."
The Phoenix face the Glory for the third time this season on Sunday afternoon, with a 3-0 victory in Wollongong and 3-0 win in Perth already under their belts.
The A-League's only Kiwi side are unbeaten in their last nine matches, and will bring up a club record of 10 should they avoid defeat on Eden Park.
The Phoenix have won five and drawn four in that nine-game run.
Victory on Sunday, and another against Macarthur FC on Friday will guarantee the Phoenix a spot in the A-League playoffs for the third year in a row.
A draw meanwhile would leave the Phoenix depending on other results to go their way, with a loss all but likely to end any Kiwi hopes of the A-League finals.