Sidelined Australia captain Michael Clarke revealed he can already walk without pain following hamstring surgery last week.
According to Clarke, Cricket Australia medical staff believe he is "in as good condition as I can be a week after undergoing the surgery".
The 33-year-old tore his hamstring on the final day of Australia's first Test against India in Adelaide, sparking concerns he will never represent his country again, but in his column for the Herald Sun on Tuesday, Clarke was already looking ahead to the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
"I have been told by medical staff that I am as in as good condition as I can be a week after undergoing the surgery," he wrote.
"There is no swelling and no pain when I walk.
"I can't wait to begin stage two of the rehab process which involves starting to run again."
Clarke also has an eye on the 2015 Ashes series in England, backing veteran trio Brad Haddin, Shane Watson and Chris Rogers to make the trip.
Haddin has only managed 21 runs in the first two matches against India, while he has not scored a half-century since the fifth Test against England in January.
Watson has 72 to his name versus India but has not reached 50 in 2014, while Rogers was struggling until dual half-centuries at the Gabba.
Clarke insists, however, that they should all be included for the tour of England.
"Personally, I hope all three of them are on the plane to England for next year"s Ashes series. They bring so much more to the table than just their batting," Clarke wrote.
"'Hadds' mightn't have made a big impression in the runs column over the past couple of Tests but he has been flawless with the gloves, taking nine catches at the Gabba and three catches and a stumping in Adelaide.
"And let's not forget his contributions with the bat last summer. The Ashes series might have played out quite differently without his valuable runs down the order.
"'Watto', too, hasn't had the batting success he'd have hoped for this series despite a couple of promising starts.
"But he bowled some crucial overs in Brisbane, claiming the wicket of Rohit Sharma, and has caught well in the slips."
Clarke added: "And then there's 'Bucky' [Rodgers].
"There was plenty said about his place at the top of the order entering the last Test. He responded with a pair of half centuries - the second of which was absolutely crucial in guiding Australia to victory - that showed his class and experience."