South Sydney Rabbitohs fullback Greg Inglis has made a much-anticipated return to the training paddock eight months after rupturing his ACL in in the opening round of the 2017 season.
In a great sight for Rabbitohs fans, the 30-year-old international had a light session with the squad on Friday under the watchful eye of the club's high performance team and new coach Anthony Seibold at Redfern Oval.
Inglis participated in straight-line running before later joining team drills that included carries out of dummy-half.
Rabbitohs head of high performance Paul Devlin was pleased with the veteran star’s return.
"It's fantastic for everybody – staff included – to see Greg out there with the team," Devlin said.
"We've been cautious and are taking it really slowly with him. He's progressed well and is an absolute freak.
“He’s starting his re-conditioning return-to-training program now - he’s progressed really, really well. He’s been training at an exceptionally high standard - we’re very, very happy with him.
“Jared Wade (Sports Science and Rehab Coach) and Eddie Farah (Head Physiotherapist) have done a fantastic job with him in rehab, we’ve been very cautious and taken it really slowly with him.”
Inglis will remain on restricted duties when it comes to leaping and stepping movements.
“He’s been training at an exceptionally high standard - we’re very, very happy with him. Looking forward to having him back on the field, re-conditioning him and getting some running into his legs over the next couple of weeks.”
Inglis will remain on restricted duties with leaping and stepping movements.
Devlin confirmed the Australian representative would be eased through skill-based drills over the coming weeks.
Inglis will remain as captain at Souths and club officials are hopeful he will make his comeback in the pre-season trials.
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