Joe Cole will have a late-fitness test ahead of Aston Villa's week 19 match against Sunderland.
Having scored his first goal of the season against Burnley at Turf Moor in game week 13 Joe Cole was afforded his second start in quick succession as Villa travelled to face Crystal Palace.
Danny Ings and Joe Cole each scored to give Burnley and Aston Villa a point each in a 1-1 draw.
Joe Cole is back at training but is behind on fitness and will almost certainly not start this weekend.
Joe Cole has returned to training for Aston Villa ahead of their week one match against Stoke.
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is confident that Joe Cole will be fit for the start of the season after suffering a thigh injury a friendly earlier this summer.
Joe Cole made his Aston Villa debut in a friendly against Mansfield which ended 3-1 in Villa's favor.
West Ham are reportedly interested in taking Chelsea winger Christian Atsu on loan as a boost to their attack.
Aston Villa have signed Joe Cole to a two year deal on a free transfer.
Joe Cole is set to undergo a medical exam at Aston Villa ahead of signing a two-year contract.
Joe Cole has left West Ham United after failing to earn a new contract.
Joe Cole will return from a groin injury and be available for selection against Norwich.
Joe Cole will miss "a couple of weeks" with a groin injury that he picked up against Manchester City yesterday.
West Ham midfielder Joe Cole was subbed out in the first half of the Hammers' game against Chelsea but reports suggest he will remain at West Ham.