Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill has revealed Freddy Bouma is desperate to play again before the end of the season.
He said: "Freddie has just had a bit of a setback. We are hoping he could still play again before the end of the season.
"I still think he feels he's got a chance. He has been out now for some time. It was going along nicely until he had a setback against Tottenham."