Darren Fletcher hopes to be ready for Manchester United's preseason.
The Scotland midfielder has missed much of this season with a serious bowel condition.
"Weâ€™re hoping heâ€™ll start pre-season training," said manager Sir Alex Ferguson. "Heâ€™s on the recovery road at the moment and is doing some work.
"We canâ€™t assess it [yet] because we donâ€™t know enough about it, but Darrenâ€™s medical people are dealing with that and our doctor has a good idea of the situation.
"At the moment the boy is doing his best to come back."