Wolves striker Kevin Doyle has an 'outside chance' of featuring in Tuesday's trip to Wigan.
The Republic of Ireland international suffered a reaction to his recent hernia operation when representing his country in last week's defeat to Australia.
That setback has added to Wolves' attacking concerns ahead of the journey to the DW Stadium, with Sylvan Ebanks-Blake a concern and Chris Iwelumo ruled out.
But Doyle could hand Mick McCarthy's side, who lost to West Ham on Saturday, a major boost for the meeting with Wigan and the following weekend fixture at Manchester City.
He told the Express & Star: "It's a lot better than I first thought after the game last Wednesday. I've been back running, had plenty of work on it and it feels great.
"I've got an outside chance for tomorrow and hopefully an even better chance for Saturday away to Manchester City.
"Hopefully I'll be back in full training today. It somehow tweaked and twisted and I felt it pull, but hopefully it's not as bad as I thought."
Doyle, though, will not rush back, adding: "I've got to make sure I don't push it too hard because the way it was the other night, it was telling me I was trying to come back too soon."