Aaron Dobson might be ready for training camp.

The New England Patriots wide receiver missed spring practices after undergoing offseason surgery on his foot, but there is now optimism that Dobson will be ready in time for training camp, according to a source.

The source added that it is still too early to be certain of Dobson’s status, but this is the first time since his March surgery that anyone has spoke of his situation with optimism.

Dobson’s projected recovery was initially set at 2-3 months, which should have put him on the field for last month’s minicamp.