Norwich City boss Peter Grant has revealed that Robert Earnshaw could play again this season.
The Canaries striker was expected to miss the rest of the campaign after tearing a groin muscle during a training session in January.
Grant believes the Wales international could be back in action before the end of the campaign, but has vowed to be patient and not rush the 17-goal striker back into action ahead of schedule.
He told the club's official website: "I know how hard he's working but as an injured player there's a million things you don't feel. Earnie hasn't kicked a ball yet and he's not twisting and turning.
"But I'm hoping he'll be able to play. Not necessarily for myself, but for him. From a psychological point of view I would like him to get a run out, but I will only do that if he's 100 per cent - not 99 per cent.
"He's worked very hard with Neal (Reynolds) and his physio team. He's put his shift in and is getting his rewards."