Huddersfield manager Lee Clark is hoping to include Gary Naysmith in a full training session this week.
The Scotland left-back has not played for the Terriers since suffering a toe injury during the Carling Cup tie at his former club Everton in August which required surgery.
"Gary's injury was quite unusual," Clark told the Daily Examiner. "The surgeon had only performed that kind of operation three of four times previously.
"He's worked really hard on his rehabilitation and to be in the position of a return to training is great news for both Gary and the club."