Fulham boss Martin Jol will wait until Zdenek Grygera returns to full fitness before deciding whether to offer him a new deal at Craven Cottage.
The Fulham full-back ruptured knee ligaments against Spurs in November, which has ruled him out for the rest of the season.
Grygera is out of contract at the end of June, and Whites boss Jol insists he won't take up the option to extend the deal for another year.
However, the Dutchman is willing to give the 31-year-old Czech the opportunity to prove his fitness when he returns to training in July.
He told the Chronicle: "I feel we owe it to him to keep him here and get him fit, and then we can make a decision, or he can if he has other offers.
"The main thing for him is to get fit. That won't be until the middle of July and then we can make a decision.
"He did well from the first match, which is very unusual [for a player new to English football]. I was very happy with him.
"He can play left-back, right-back or centre-back, but it's not a minor injury. It isn't easy to come back to full fitness if you're that age."