Is there a way to have avatar link with author page on my site?

A while back, Vlad graciously accommodated my feature request to make the widget avatars link to the author's page. However, it is geared to do so for website author pages with links like: mydomain.com/user name, whereas mine sets up like mydomain.com/author/user name ("author" is an absolute). Is there anyway this can be made to work for me?