Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones is nearing a return to full health as the beginning of the Six Nations approaches.
Ospreys lock Jones, 35, has not performed since injuring his knee throughout Wales’ Autumn Nations Cup win over Italy on 5 December.
Wales start their Six Nations marketing campaign at dwelling to Eire on Sunday, 7 February.
“I have been operating for 2 or three weeks and progressed rather well,” mentioned Jones.
“I am again in coaching so ready for choice.”
Jones was initially anticipated to be dominated out for 10 weeks when he broken knee ligaments in opposition to Italy.
However Wales’ document cap holder and inspirational chief appears to be like set to return forward of schedule.
“There’s plenty of work that goes on behind the scenes and that’s immense,” mentioned Wales head coach Wayne Pivac.
“We now have some fairly particular individuals who take care of the gamers when it comes to their conditioning.
“Alun Wyn will testify to the quantity of labor he is been doing over the past eight weeks.
“Definitely should you have a look at him in coaching, you would not suppose he is been out for too lengthy in any respect.”
Wales are additionally monitoring accidents to second row Cory Hill (hamstring), prop Wyn Jones (neck), flanker Josh Macleod (ankle) and scrum-half Tomos Williams (shoulder).
“They’re all fairly good. They’re all partaking in some form or type in coaching,” mentioned Pivac.
“Tomos, who in all probability seemed worst with the knock [playing for Cardiff Blues at the weekend], might be wanting one of the best. He is in full coaching now.
“Wyn Jones is again coaching. Cory Hill is doing rehab on a slight hamstring harm, he got here off as a precaution. There’s hopes he’ll participate in full coaching within the not too distant future.
“So that they’re all just about wanting excellent. No person new has been known as into the squad.”