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Parramatta winger Blake Ferguson remains a chance to face South Sydney Rabbitohs for Saturday night’s semi-final at Bankwest Stadium after scans cleared him of a serious knee injury.

The Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues winger suffered the injury in the second half while attempting a tackle and had to be assisted from the field.

Scans revealed Ferguson had aggravated a knee problem he has been managing throughout the season and the club will decide on his availability later in the week.

After a slow start to the season, Ferguson has found form lately after scoring four tries in the past five weeks.

South Sydney coach Wayne Bennett has dispelled any injury concerns about Damien Cook after the Rabbitohs hooker appeared to battle an ankle injury during Sunday’s win over Newcastle.

Cook turned in a sublime performance after running for 175 metres, scoring a try, producing two try assists and making 39 tackles.

“You can’t say there’s too much wrong with his ankle,” Bennett said.

“He was like a little rabbit running from hole to hole waiting for someone to catch him.

“He looked pretty good when I saw him. He was telling everyone how good his try is.”