Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger took part in a full training session with his team-mates on Saturday ahead their World Cup clash with England.
The schemer had emerged as a serious doubt for the round of 16 clash in Bloemfontein after picking up a thigh injury in the win over Ghana on Wednesday evening.
But the 25-year-old could yet feature in the match after proving fit enough to practice at their training base near Pretoria.
Germany had earlier confirmed that the injury would mean Schweinsteiger faced a race against time to be in contention for the Three Lions match.
And now it seems the Bayern Munich man is making positive strides towards taking his place in manager Joachim Low's midfield.
The news will boost the coach, who has concerns elsewhere over the availability of defender Jerome Boateng, while striker Cacau has been ruled out with a stomach muscle injury.