The Jamaica football federation and the Reggae Boyz coaching staff are breathing a collective sigh of relief after learning that Shamar Nicholson will be available for selection following a collision while playing for his club.
The prolific striker suffered a facial fracture after he was hit in the face during a violent collision in the Belgian League.
However, reports now suggest the player will be able to continue playing this season and in the upcoming world cup qualifiers with the use of a protective face shield.
Nicholson scored both of Jamaica’s goals in the Reggae Boyz first three World Cup qualifiers in the Octogonal round.
Jamaica’s next round of qualifiers begins on October 7 against the United States.