John Joe Nevin's hopes of appearing in a second successive Olympic Games are still on track despite suffering a double fracture of his cheekbone in his latest bout.
The highly rated bantamweight suffered the injury in his most recent WSB bout against Milano Thunder's Branimir Stankovic two weeks.
"I got a scan in France but didn't know how bad it was. I flew back to Germany ( where the Irish Elite squad are competing in a tournament ) but they told me to go fly back to Ireland to see a specialist in St James. I'm blessed that I'm only out for four or five weeks. It could have been a whole lot worse," he said.