Sean Davis is back in light training as he begins his rehabilitation programme following knee surgery.
The combative midfielder was ruled out of action for three months after requiring a cartilage operation at the end of October. It was a huge blow for the 25-year-old as he had only just started his first game - against Fulham - after making a comeback from a patella tendonitis problem.
"The operation was just over a month ago and I've now started straight line running, although not fast," reported Sean at Spurs Lodge. "It is run three minutes, walk three minutes and so on. It will go up every day and it takes time to get back.
"I am feeling it a little bit because it was an operation and there are still stitches underneath. It is not making it any worse for me and I will soon be able to start upping the running."
Sean admits that he did not look right in the encounter with his former club and acknowledges he was probably wrong to declare himself fit to play.
"I think it was my own fault. I came on against Bolton and it didn't feel right, but it didn't feel like the same injury and kept moving about. With the Fulham game it was more that I wanted to play in it. After the game we tested it and it was something totally different, I actually tore my cartilage and had the operation the next day.
"I have been bit unlucky but, hopefully, it will all come good for me before the end of the season.
"I had the first injury and was out from the Birmingham game to the Bolton one, which was quite a long time with the patella tendonitis. To tear my cartilage in my first full game back was devastating really.
"It was my first operation as well and you are always scared of what will happen, but it went well and the surgeon Mr Williams did a great job. Hopefully I will have a speedy recovery."
Sean enjoyed a fine start to his Spurs career, playing a big part in our unbeaten beginning to the season and seamlessly slotting into and adding bite in the centre of midfield. Being forced to take a back seat has clearly hurt the summer recruit from Fulham.
"Obviously when you come to a new club you want to start well and we did do well in the first games. To get injured is obviously upsetting, but hopefully it will make me stronger and I want to get back into training because it looks good at the moment.
"I think my first game will be in mid-January and I need some reserve games because I've missed so much football and lack any match fitness. I think we're planning on me having four reserve games, starting off with half an hour and building up to a full match. We'll then take it from there."