Sheffield United wingback Enda Stevens says he is hopeful that he will be able to return to full fitness within the next three weeks.
The Irish international has been out with a calf injury since he suffered a recurrence of the problem in the 1-0 win over Norwich earlier this month.
Stevens had originally picked up the issue in the 1-1 draw against Brighton in February, and the 29-year-old admits he came back too earlier when he started versus the Canaries:
“I probably came back a bit too soon and aggravated the injury. I think it is three weeks off and then it is back to training, and I will be ready for that.”
The major problem for the defender now will be whether he can actually train in order to return to full match sharpness.
The pandemic means that there has been no training since last week but the players are expected to be back on the training pitch in the next few weeks.
Although there is still uncertainty as to whether the Premier League will resume following the 30th April, the Blades will have to ensure that their players are ready to play if games are played from May onwards.