The Argentinian star was initially feared to be out for the long haul, but now an injury scan update may gave hope for his participation in the upcoming World Cup.

Earlier this week, it was announced that Roma and Argentina had been dealt a big blow following an injury to Paulo Dybala. The 28-year-old scored what was the winning goal for Roma as they earned a 2-1 win over Lecce to make it two wins on the spin, but ended up having go off injured after sustaining a muscular problem.

At the time, his manager, Jose Mourinho, expressed concern that the Argentinian international may not be able to recover in time to feature in the upcoming World Cup, which came as a huge blow not just for his national side, but also for Roma. As per his manager, Dybala's injury was "very bad" and he was not expected to return to the pitch until 2023.

However, new reports have indicated that Dybala's latest injury, which has been identified as a thigh strain, may not be as bad as his manager and many others had feared. The player underwent a scan recently, and apparently the recovery time is estimated as four to six weeks, meaning that he does have a shot at being able to be included in Argentina's squad for the World Cup.

Argentina begin their World Cup campaign against Saudi Arabia on November 22nd, which is a bit under six weeks, but still within the estimated time frame for Dybala's anticipated recovery.

Dybala has settled into life in the Eternal City after arriving on a free transfer from Juventus earlier this year, and has gone on to score seven goals in 11 appearances across all comps.