Englishman needed ten stitches in his forehead after incident last month.
Manchester United front man Wayne Rooney could be back from injury in time to take on fierce city-rivals Manchester City at Eastlands on September 22, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
The England international suffered a horrific-looking head injury in training last month after being accidentally kicked in the forehead by United team-mate Phil Jones, resulting in Rooney requiring ten stitches in the wound and the striker being unable to feature for the Premier League champions in their subsequent 1-0 loss to Liverpool at Anfield in the top flight the following day.
And the 27-year-old was also then missing both of England’s recent Fifa World Cup qualifiers against Moldova at Wembley Stadium last Friday night, and the trip to take on Ukraine in Kiev on Tuesday evening.
New United head coach David Moyes had ruled his star man out for three weeks in the immediate aftermath of the incident, with the Scot then deciding to send Rooney on holiday with his family to Portugal for some R&R.
However, it is now understood that the forward is set to return to training with the rest of the Red Devils first team later this week and if Rooney is then able to head the ball, he could stand a chance of being fit for the Manchester derby.