The Spain international's recovery schedule is running smoothly and he could be fit again by the middle of MarchIker Casillas says he should make his Real Madrid return within the next four weeks.
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The operation saw the Blancos captain undergo total reconstruction of his thumb and two screws were inserted, both 17 millimetres long and two millimetres wide.
"I have a month to go. Things are really looking up," he told reporters during the opening ceremony for the new club shop at the Bernabéu.
"The doctor expects me to be back in another four weeks. I'm doing active exercise and I can move my finger now."
However, Casillas will have a fight on his hands to reclaim his starting slot, having been dropped by Jose Mourinho prior to injury and with Diego Lopez arriving from Sevilla.