Graham Onions has been recalled to the England squad for the fourth Ashes Test against Australia at Durham.
Seamer Onions, 30, last played a Test against West Indies last year.
But he could feature at Chester-le-Street, his home ground, as there are only three days between the third and fourth Tests.
Onions has taken 44 wickets at an average of 20.77 in the County Championship this season.
England team director Andy Flower will see how James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Tim Bresnan recover following the drawn third Test at Old Trafford before finalising the XI for the Riverside.
He told Sky Sports: "We will assess the guys over the next couple of days and make the decision on what gives us the best chance to win."
National selector Geoff Miller added: "While the players should be congratulated on retaining the Ashes, there is still a lot of cricket left in this series and it is important that the players recover and refocus ahead of another crucial week of Test cricket."
England squad for fourth Test: Alastair Cook (Essex, captain), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Ian Bell (Warwickshire), Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Graeme Onions (Durham), Kevin Pietersen (Surrey), Matt Prior (Sussex, wk), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire), Chris Tremlett (Surrey), Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire).