Plymouth Argyle manager Peter Reid insists Luke Summerfield is not quite ready to make his return from injury.
The talented 23-year-old, son of Pilgrims legend Kevin, started the season in promising form but sustained a serious knee injury just four matches into the campaign.
A second separate medial ligament problem upon his return to training in November has meant 2010/11 has largely been a campaign to forget, but Summerfield may yet still return to play a part before the season is out.
Reid told the club's official website: "We did a stamina session early on in the week with the lads and to be fair he was way off the pace. But he's coming on and we're just taking him day by day. When he's comfortable about going into a reserve-team game we'll put him in there."
Reid added: "That's up to him. If he comes to me and says he's ready to go into the reserves, he goes in. If he plays well in the reserves he has a chance to go into the first team. That's down to the lad."