Matt Gillett's Four Nations hopes have been resurrected after the Brisbane backrower was told he did not require shoulder surgery.
Gillett received the good news from a Brisbane specialist after scans revealed that the Broncos forward did not have to go under the knife.
Gillett initially feared he would have to withdraw from the Kangaroos' train-on squad just days after being added to it.
He had been nursing the shoulder injury since the State of Origin series and was concerned it might required an end-of-season reconstruction.
But the Broncos officially dismissed those fears on.
"No surgery will be required for Matt," Brisbane's high performance manager Jeremy Hickmans said on the Broncos' website.
"He has a sore tendon in his shoulder but nothing surgical will need to be done.
"Matt will be fine to play in the Four Nations tournament if he is selected."
The 24-strong Kangaroos Four Nations squad will be announced next month.
Meanwhile, young forward Tevita Pangai and fellow 2016 Broncos debutant Herman Ese'ese have been rewarded with new two-year deals.
The Broncos have also signed Pangai's older brother Mosese, a centre or winger from second-tier Queensland Cup side Townsville.