Jan Vertonghen could play against Chelsea on Saturday, confirmed Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.
The centre-back has missed the last two months due to a hamstring injury, but is now back training.
Tottenham welcome Chelsea to Wembley in the Premier League this weekend, as Spurs look to stake their claim for a title push by beating the Blues.
Pochettino is dealing with several injury concerns ahead of the game, but revealed at the pre-match press conference Vertonghen may be a surprise inclusion in the squad.
It is very good news, he has been training with the group, Pochettino said about Vertonghen.
We have to wait until tomorrow to see whether he can be involved.
Jan is such an important player for us. We have a very busy period ahead so its important to recover our players.
The news will be a boost for Tottenham, who will be without defender Davinson Sanchez for Chelseas visit.
Chelsea are unbeaten this season under Maurizio Sarri and Tottenham could move above the Blues in the league table by beating their local rivals.
Sarri has just one major injury concern heading into the game in the form of Mateo Kovacvic, but midfielder seems to be winning his battle to fit after training on Wednesday.