James Chambers claims he is now on the road to recovery and is confident of aiding Watford's battle to avoid relegation in the near future.
The defender has not featured for The Hornets since suffering a nasty cut to his leg against Newcastle in December.
He had set his sights on a swift recovery, but his injury proved more complicated than had initially been thought.
Chambers is now close to a return and is eager to aid Watford's plight in the Premiership.
"I had to have it stitched and then I had an operation where I had a skin graft on my ankle which has caused me to be out a bit longer than I initially thought," the 26-year-old told the club's website.
"But I'm on the road to recovery at the moment and hopefully I'm not far away from full training and playing.
"I'm now training every day of the week.
"As we speak I'm doing a lot of work with the physios. I've also been working with the fitness coaches to get me back into full-time training."
Watford, meanwhile, have parted company with Claude Seanla and Sheku Kamara by mutual consent.
The pair have made little impression this term and have been freed from their contracts to enable them to find new clubs.