Fulham striker Moussa Dembele has made a return to training three weeks after he was originally thought to have suffered a broken leg.
The Belgium international was the victim of an ill-judged tackle from Stoke’s Andy Wilkinson during the closing stages of a Carling Cup defeat in September.
Dembele, a £5million summer signing from AZ Alkmaar, was stretched off amid fears of a serious injury, but has now returned to training and could be in contention for a first-team return this weekend.
He told the club’s official website:“Now it’s all right. I’ve already trained three times with the group and I’ve had no pain, just if I shoot really hard, then I have a little bit.
“But I think in the following days that will disappear. I’m happy that the injury wasn’t that serious.”
Meanwhile, the 23-year-old believes he has already improved his game just weeks after moving to England.
“It’s good for me because I can become a better footballer through training with good players,” he added.“I like English football very much, the stadiums and supporters are nice and the game is very fast.
“It’s also hard but I like it very much. I’m really happy that I came to the Premier League.
“I don’t feel like I have to change my game here. I will learn a few more things because it’s more physical here but I don’t think that I have had to change my whole game.”