Our irrepressible Uruguayan midfielder has started to step up rehabilitation work and is desperate to return.
The news is a timely boost for boss Glenn Hoddle who was without FIVE central midfielders at Fulham - Gus, Jamie Redknapp, Steffen Freund, Darren Anderton and Steve Clemence.
Gus reported yesterday: "Things are progressing well and further today because I've been back on the ball and doing some normal football actions, which are very important because they arte different - different movements, different pressures.
"There is no reaction so far and if I keep improving, keep going up and up, I will do more and more, hopefully next week.
"I'm quite happy. I've had no problems, it feels alright.
"I think it is quite slow but we're not taking any risks. From the operation it is now four weeks. Ten years ago when I had something similar I was back after one month but I'm not rushing back.
"I'm not far away and in 10 days, or something like that, I will hope to train with the group, although that is up to the manager."
Gus Poyet is kicking a ball again - just a month after knee surgery.