Bristol City defender Andy Webster is hoping to return to action just in time for the busy Christmas period and help the Robins push for a play-off place.
The Scotsman is on loan at Ashton Gate from SPL giants Rangers and is hoping to make a swift recovery from his latest knock.
The 26-year-old has seen his career to date blighted by problems, but is hoping to make a fresh start over the coming weeks.
"It's frustrating for anybody not playing, but I've picked up an injury since the start of the month, so there's not much I can do about that until it's healed," Webster told skysports.com.
"It feels fine and I've done a bit of running on it, so hopefully I'll be able to get down to the training ground later today and do a bit more and take it from there.
"I've not really set a comeback date yet, but hopefully in the next couple of weeks I can get back into the full swing of training and see how it goes really.
"I've had some terrible luck with injuries over the past few years and I'm hoping to get back fit and remain injury free for the rest of the season and give myself the opportunity to get back playing."
The Robins are currently hovering in the middle of the Championship table, but are still within touching distance of the play-off positions and Webster knows the Christmas period will be crucial in determining who will be in promotion contention come the end of the season.
"Looking at the fixtures, we've played a lot of sides in the top half of the table so far and the next few games leading up to Christmas are against sides around us or a bit below us, so it's a good opportunity to put a decent run together and get us back into the play-off places.
"The Christmas period is always a vital part of the season, as there are so many games and points up for grabs in a short space of time. It can make or break a season really."