Pieter-Steph du Toit's Rugby World Cup may not be over, according to the player's tweet after his surgery was successful.
An ACL tear was expected to keep the talented young lock out of the tournament later this year, given the 22-year-old faced a six-month recovery.
However that may not be the case, with Du Toit now saying that he will be out for three months if his rehabilitation goes well, which would give him enough time to be ready for September.
"A MIRACLE just happened.Just got home after surgery,everything went well.Doc said I will be able to play in 3months,if rehabs goes well," read Du Toit's tweet.
"God is great. Thanks for all the prayers and support. God definitely heard it. You don't know how much I appreciate it. Thanks so much."
The news would be a major boost for Heyneke Meyer although it is likely to be treated with caution.
Du Toit had been previously been considered as a second row partner for Victor Matfield at the tournament in England.