Kyle Walker could even be fit to feature for Tottenham in a week's time, according to a report.
The defender returned to training last week after missing the entire season through injury so far.
The Telegraph now claim his return to action could come far sooner than first anticipated.
"Walker, who has been out since March with an abdominal injury, had set himself the target of playing again at the start of the December, but may well return before the end of this month."
This weekend's visit to Hull will be too soon, but the only league fixture left this month after that is the home game with Everton, and the first game of December is the home match against league leaders Chelsea.
Having Walker back for those games would be a huge boost, providing he is fully fit, with Kyle Naughton failing to impress and Eric Dier fading after a bright start.
Alternatively or perhaps more likely, is the prospect of Walker returning next Thursday in the clash with Partizan Belgrade.
With Nathaniel Clyne having taken his right-back spot for England, Walker has all the personal motivation he needs to get back to his best, and he could be a key figure in Tottenham's resurgence.