Chris Hughton: "I haven't spoken to him about when he's coming back because I know that is a decision he can make solely on medical advice.
"What I do know is that as soon as the opportunity arises, he will come back.
"Most of the conversations I have with Joe are regarding the most important thing ie how is he?
"Then, of course, we talk about the game, how training has gone and all of that.
"He's still the manager. He may not be here right now, but he's still the manager."