Fiorentina hope to have Alberto Gilardino back in action at some stage within the next four weeks.
The 29-year-old has only played two League games so far this term, with one goal, after picking up an injury in mid-September.
The Italian international, who has undergone a new scan on his knee today, is close to a return to the training field.
Viola medics are hoping to have him at the first team disposal of boss Sinisa Mihajlovic again inside a month should no complications arise.
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