Fulham striker Bobby Zamora will return to first-team training in two weeks’ time with his rehabilitation progressing smoothly.
Zamora could be available to play next month after recovering from the broken leg sustained against Wolves in September.
“Bobby’s got a very detailed programme for the next two or three weeks,” said Fulham manager Mark Hughes.
“He will be finishing off with the physios and doing work specific to his position. Next week we’ll get him involved with warm-ups and the technical things with the senior group.
“Hopefully the week after that he will be in with the group and taking part in training as normal.
“It’s a case of building him up and it will be a number of weeks before he can be considered.
“When he is in the group, hopefully he will be two or three weeks away from selection.”
Fulham have suffered in the absence of their England striker, who scored 19 goals in all competitions last season.