Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill has rubbished reports that John Carew could be out for the season with his back injury.
He told AVTV: "Some comments came out at the weekend suggesting John would be out for the rest of the season. That is not the case.
"He is making good progress at the moment, but I can't give you any specifics about what day or week he might be back.
"The treatment is going very well indeed and we hope he will be back sooner rather than later."