Yaya Toure could return for Manchester City when they face Norwich on Saturday.
The midfielder missed Wednesday night's 4-0 victory over West Brom after limping off with a knee in Sunday's 1-0 defeat at Arsenal.
City's win against the Baggies reduced the gap to Premier League leaders Manchester United, who lost 1-0 at Wigan, to five points and they can cut that difference to two when they play at Carrow Road.
United are in action at home to Aston Villa a day later and the return of Toure would give City a big boost as they look to keep the title race going.
"Yaya had a problem with his knee against Arsenal but I don't think it is a serious injury," City boss Roberto Mancini said.
"I think that maybe for Saturday he will be ready."