Didier Drogba could line up for Ivory Coast in their World Cup opener against Portugal next Tuesday.
The Chelsea striker returned to training on Thursday evening having undergone surgery on his broken arm last week.
Drogba appeared to suffer no discomfort during the session and coach Sven-Goran Eriksson revealed the star will be in his plans for the clash with the Portuguese.
Eriksson said: “If the match had been today or tomorrow, he wouldn’t be able to play. But in a few days, he might play.”
Drogba, who scored 37 goals in all competitions for the Premier League champions last season, is 11/2 with Paddy Power to open the scoring on June 15, and 50/1 (bwin, William Hill) to win the Golden Boot this summer.