Last time I saw Kidd on Nxt he was a lot more impressive on the mic than I'd ever seen him be before. I hope that someone gives him a chance when he's fit.
If I were booking it I'd have him disrupt a match with Justin Gabriel, beat him down and take to the mic. He'd cut a promo that while he was out injured JG stole his spot, that it should be him getting a match on Raw/Main Event/Smackdown and that from now on he was going to take back his spot. They'd have a non-title singles feud for a bit and, assuming they deliver, move on into the mid card.
As much as I think Kidd's impressive in the ring he's not typical WWE material (too small, lacking charisma) so I think the US/IC title is the best he can hope for if all goes well.