"Fabio Borini was outside for the first time today (Friday) so he's starting that progression - passing balls, running and doing ball work," said head of performance Glen Driscoll.
"He's due to be probably another six weeks from this point on. The injury he's had is normally eight to 12 weeks. He's quite a quick rehabilitator.
"At the moment, it's looking pretty positive for Fabio that he could be back ahead of schedule and maybe make the end of the season."