FALKIRK have been handed a massive boost ahead of their promotion push after Danny Rogers was given the green light to play in the run-in.
The on-loan Aberdeen keeper has been sidelined for the last three games amidst fears he could need a hernia operation.
The Republic of Ireland under-21 cap was sent back to Pittodrie to be assessed by the Dons’ medical team but has been cleared to return to training.
The 23-year-old, whose impressive form for Falkirk led to a full international call-up earlier this season, could now play a key role as the Bairns seek a return to the Premiership via the play-offs.
Manager Peter Houston said: “Danny is back in training. Aberdeen sent him to see a surgeon and we got word back from them that he doesn’t need an operation.
“He’s not trained for quite a wee while and the rest he’s had has settled it.
“They thought it was a hernia but we let Aberdeen deal with it because he’s their player and he’ll be going back there at the end of the season.
“The surgeon said ‘it’s settled down well, you don’t need an operation, just get on with it’.
“He’s feeling decent and has trained on Monday and Tuesday.”
Robbie Thomson deputised for Rogers in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Dundee United, the victory over Raith Rovers and the defeat to Hibs, and has been praised by Houston.
But the former Celtic, Cowdenbeath and Queen of the South goalie, who joined Falkirk from Hamilton Accies in January, now faces a battle with Rogers as the season reaches its climax.
Houston added: “I’m probably set in my mind what I’ll do but managers have got decisions to make every week, whether it’s with the two centre-forwards, two centre-halves, this, that or the next thing.
“We’re paid to make the right decisions and hopefully I do.”