Wayne Bridge could return to the Manchester City side for Saturday's Premier League clash at Hull.
The full-back has been out since 5th December, when he injured a knee in the 2-1 win over his former club Chelsea.
The England international has since been caught up in revelations about the private life of England captain and former Chelsea team-mate John Terry.
There have been calls for Terry to resign as national team skipper following allegations he had an affair with Bridge's ex-partner.
Terry has remained in the Chelsea side since the stories emerged and Bridge is now set to return.
And the 29-year-old could be joined by fellow long-time absentee Joleon Lescott, who has not featured since 12th December.
"I spoke to Joleon yesterday and he is very happy," City's fitness coach Ivan Carminati told the Manchester Evening News.
"His knee is very strong and unless things change he could be involved in the next match - and so could Wayne Bridge."
Some City players have shown their support for their team-mate by wearing 'Team Bridge' t-shirts under their City shirt.
The return of Bridge would boost the Blues' hopes of claiming the final Champions League spot as they go into Saturday's game one point behind fourth-placed Tottenham but with two games in hand.