Hull City centre back Damien Delaney is set to return to action sooner than planned.
The former Cork City and Leicester City defender damaged ankle ligaments in training back in August.
The 25-year-old was expected to be sidelined for up to three months with the leg problem, but he has already returned to light training with The Tigers.
Delaney hopes he can start full training as early as Monday, which will come as a boost to Hull manager Phil Parkinson.
"I haven't been doing full training this week, I've just been warming up with the squad and doing bits and pieces like non-contact training," Delaney told the Hull Daily Mail.
"Hopefully on Monday, I can start joining in full training.
"It has been a quicker recovery than I expected. I'm three or four weeks ahead of schedule and I'm quite pleased with that.
"Burnley (on Saturday October 14) may be a little too soon for me, but it is up to the manager.
"If the manager wants to play me I'll be available for it, but with only a week of full training and not having played in the reserves, I'm not sure.
"I guess it is up to the manager. I've just got to get fit first and then try and get in the first team."