Spain full-back Dani Carvajal will be fighting to play in his team's World Cup opener, according to coach Julen Lopetegui.
The setback sparked fears the 26-year-old – capped 15 times by Spain – would miss the World Cup.
"I had a feeling it was not so bad and it was confirmed," he told El Larguero on Monday.
"The doctors told us that they are going to fight to play the first game. We are going to see his progress. The last week will be working with everyone.
"We thought it is worth waiting for Carvajal."
Carvajal will reportedly miss two to three weeks, a timeline which could see him take on Portugal.