Fulham defender Philippe Senderos has targeted a comeback in February from his ruptured Achilles tendon.
The 25-year-old centre-half has yet to make an appearance for the Cottagers following his summer free transfer from Arsenal.
Senderos, who has had spells on loan at Everton and AC Milan, was in the stands on Saturday at the Emirates as his former club beat Fulham 2-1 in the Premier League.
The Switzerland international is working hard to get himself back to full fitness, and says his comeback is on track.
"We're working really hard and hopefully I will start running this month. From then on it can go very quickly," he told Sky Sports News.
"Hopefully around February or March will be the target that we set in August, hopefully we are on line to get back at this time.
"I will be back in training (in January) I think, and then see how it goes from there."
Senderos admits he has been frustrated on the sidelines this season but is trying to remain positive.
He added: "It's always hard when you get injured, especially when you have just joined a new club.
"But I'm working on my fitness and I'm trying to get back as fit as I can and as strong as ever. It's a positive thing as well."