The Stoke City goalkeeper sustained an ankle injury in training earlier this week
Stoke City's Jack Butland
Butland was ruled out of Stoke's Premier League opener on Saturday afternoon against newly-promoted Middlesbrough having sustained the knock to his ankle in training.
The English goalkeeper went for a scan on Saturday and the former Birmingham City stopper has allayed fears of a long-term absence.
Jack Butland on England duty
Butland tweeted: "Great news from my scans, ankle is solid but I've damaged some scar tissue which is giving me the pain, will settle down quick, back soon."
Great news from my scans, ankle is solid but I've damaged some scar tissue which is giving me the pain, will settle down quick, back soon— Jack Butland (@JackButland_One) August 13, 2016
The goalkeeper missed the back end of last season with another ankle injury sustained on international duty, one that not only saw him miss out on the last eight games of the campaign, but also saw him lose out on a spot in Roy Hodgson's squad for Euro 2016.
Stoke City's Jack Butland, Erik Pieters, Marc Muniesa in action with Newcastle's Seydou Doumbia
And news of another ankle knock would have caused much angst among the Potters faithful of a recurrence of that injury, but it transpires it is just a minor knock to scar tissue.
Butland's absence meant that 40-year-old goalkeeper Shay Given was given the nod at the Riverside, pipping Jakob Haugaard to the post, who was also in the running to start.
Meanwhile, Stoke's fans responded with relief to Butland's update.
@JackButland_One Great news, look forward to seeing you back in goal soon— Stoke Fans Council (@SCFCSC) August 13, 2016
@JackButland_One that's great Jack we are all ready to bring the boys through ⚽️⚽️— Regina Colclough (@regmiss) August 13, 2016