Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole is back at the club's training headquarters after returning from international duty.
The 21-year-old joined up with the England Under-21s squad following Saturday's 2-2 Barclays Premier League draw at Manchester United.
However, he is back on Wearside to undergo treatment on a troublesome heel injury.
Sunderland's had of medical Dr Glen Rae told the club's official website: "Lee will receive ongoing treatment for his heel injury under the care of the SAFC medical team."
Cattermole missed the 3-1 league defeat at Burnley and the 2-0 Carling Cup third round win over Birmingham because of the problem and although he returned for the 5-2 victory over Wolves on September 27, he lasted just 45 minutes.
Manager Steve Bruce later admitted he had made a mistake in picking him as he had only managed to train once during the previous two and a half weeks.