Manchester United striker Rooney, 21, has been sidelined after breaking his metatarsal on the opening day of the season.
But he has been out of plaster for a fortnight and training hard.
He was even pushing for a place on the bench in the Red Devils' last game against Sunderland.
But boss Fergie told him to take his time and will be reluctant to risk him for this week's Goodison clash.
Rooney is due to have another scan this week and Fergie will take advice from the United medical team before making a decision.