Crystal Palace midfielder Eberichi Eze is ahead of schedule in his recovery from an Achilles injury.
There were initial fears the Palace star, 23, would be out until the new year after sustaining the problem in training at the back end of last season.
But he is back running and doing ball work already – as he revealed himself in an online clip on Tuesday to the delight of fans, reports The Sun.
That is earlier than the club expected and now there is an outside chance he could even return to action next month.
The Eagles will understandably be cautious with the attacking midfielder though and will look to integrate him slowly back into the first-team squad.
Crystal palace return to premier league action against Arsenal at the Emirates on October 18 and Eze may bounce back before then the way he is going in recovery.
Virtually all premier league players are currently on international duties as world cup qualifiers take the front burner.