Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen has made a return to training for the club with the Denmark international on course to recover from an ankle injury.
The 21 year old was only just starting to settle in at White Hart Lane when he sustained the injury on international duty in November. Denmark manager Morten Olsen predicted that he could be out of action for up to six weeks, making it particularly difficult for the youngster as he was already having a tough time competing for a starting spot with Spurs.
But Tottenham have released images from their training session on Tuesday and Eriksen could be seen joining the team, hinting that he might be available within a month of suffering his injury to provide another option in the middle of the park for Andre Villas-Boas.
Eriksen joined Tottenham from Ajax in the final days of the transfer window and made a positive impression with the fans at White Hart Lane, scoring his debut goal for the side in his second appearance.
The starlet admitted to being slightly frustrated by his lack of game time for the side after making his move, with Eriksen making many of his appearances in the Europa League, as he went on international duty with Denmark in November.
But his woes were further been exacerbated after limping off the pitch as his national side faced Norway in a friendly. Should he make a return over the Christmas period though it would certainly be a boost for Villas-Boas, with Spurs facing a tough schedule of domestic cup, league and Europa League matches as they aim to enter the mix for Champions League qualification next season.