Jobi McAnuff is recovering well from the nerve injury he sustained against Dover Athletic last month and could be in contention for a return to the match-day squad in the coming weeks.

The veteran winger, who signed a new one-year-deal at Brisbane Road three weeks ago, hasn’t featured for the O’s for over a month, after suffering from what was initially thought to be a neck injury.

But the former Reading and Watford man was later diagnosed with a nerve problem and Edinburgh provided an update on the 36-year-old’s fitness after Saturday’s game against Ebbsfleet United.

He said: “We’ve had to go through procedures. We’ve had to go through medication. They wouldn’t inject the area before that as it’s protocol due to the nerve injury which he had. He’s had the injection now, we’re seeing a better response. He’s been out on the grass the last couple of days so we’re positive with that one now.”

When asked if tomorrow night’s game against Torquay United would come too soon for McAnuff, Edinburgh said: “Possibly, but Jobi’s a fit boy. It if continues, then who knows.”

Influential defender George Elokobi returned for the O’s on Saturday in more good news for the club and played the full 90 minutes without any issues.

But Orient’s injury woes aren’t finished just yet, after Dan Happe and Joe Widdowson were left out of the squad due to injury and illness.

Edinburgh said: “Dan (Happe) picked up a groin injury from Tuesday. Joe (Widdowson) is another one to pick up the illness. So, we’re hoping that we are coming out of the end of it but we’ll just have to wait and see.”