Heskey, who has won 45 caps, told the Manchester Evening News: "I want to come back and put myself up against the best. What has happened has made me even more determined. It also makes things even more frustrating with England games coming up.
"I just have to be patient. The boot comes off this week and then I can put weight on my foot. When I had my operation they told me it will be between six to eight weeks. Once the boot comes off it might be healed quicker than first thought.
"Steve McClaren telephoned me when I sustained the injury and also when I had the operation, this shows I'm still in his plans."