Coach Ricky Stuart expects to know by Thursday whether star five-eighth Blake Austin will be fit for Canberra's NRL semi-final against Penrith.
He also has his fingers crossed that hooker Josh Hodgson will play on Saturday at GIO Stadium, saying he was "improving slowly".
Austin had his first full training session using a ball on Wednesday night since breaking his left hand.
"It's not going to be so much what happened tonight, it's going to be how he pulls up over the next 24 hours that will probably make the decision for us," Stuart said.
Hodgson didn't train with the rest of the squad, with Stuart agreeing with his No.9's assessment on Tuesday his chances of playing were "slim".