David Williams has been cleared of any serious damage to his right knee after scans yesterday revealed that the winger had suffered no structural damage.

After fearing the worst following the Sea Eagles' first group match against the Cowboys on Saturday, results concluded that the flyer had only suffered severe bruising to the knee.

With intense physiotherapy and rehabilitation, Williams could make a return to the field as early as round one for his side’s season opener against the Storm.

“It’s disappointing but it could have been a lot worse. I’m just glad it wasn’t anything too serious and hopefully it will recover in time for round one,” Williams said.

The unfortunate incident cut-short Williams’ Nines campaign after the winger bagged his side’s first try of the tournament.

He will be carefully monitored over the next fortnight in a bid to return against rivals Melbourne at Brookvale Oval.