The 33-year-old Manchester United skipper has played just twice for the reserves since sustaining the injury in March last year and lasted just 45 minutes of a reserve game against Everton last month, also struggling with thigh and calf problems.
But Ferguson told the Daily Telegraph: "Gary is training, the same as last week, and we are hoping there are no more setbacks and that he gets a trouble-free run-in. If he does that, then I have no doubts he will come back."
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