Newcastle co-captain Jamie Buhrer has been cleared of a season-ending ACL injury, but he will miss up to two months of action.
It was feared the Knights utility would not be sighted again this season after going down with a knee injury in last Saturday's loss to the Sydney Roosters.
Buhrer was first feared to have ruptured his ACL, however scans diagnosed him with a torn meniscus.
He underwent surgery on Tuesday night and is expected to miss the next six to eight weeks.
While the Knights' finals hopes have all but evaporated on the back of a heavy injury toll, Buhrer is expected to return to the field this year.
He is now eyeing the Knights' round 19 home clash against the Gold Coast as a possible return date.