Wolves winger Michael Kightly believes he will finally be able to return to first-team action next month.
The 24-year-old former Grays Athletic speedster has struggled with injuries for almost 18 months, suffering from chronic inflammation of his patella tendons following ankle and hip problems that required surgery.
However, he now believes that he will be ready to return to training within a fortnight and should be in contention for the opening game of the campaign against Stoke City on August 14.
"I expect to be ready in a couple of weeks," said Kightly. "I feel good. There are no symptoms whatsoever now so I'm really pleased. Come the start of the season I'll be ready.
"Being injured is a horrible thing. I've struggled to deal with it sometimes, it can be very frustrating, but now I can see light at the end of the tunnel.
"I've been training every day throughout the summer, I've hardly had any time off.
"The training I've been doing has, of course, been very different to the training done by the rest of the boys because I've had to catch up with their fitness. It's been more intense."