Hull FC captain Gareth Ellis has stepped up his rehabilitation from a torn Achilles injury.
The former Man Of Steel hasn’t featured for the Airlie Birds since July after suffering the injury in FC’s derby victory over Hull KR.
Ellis initially returned to light training in November as head coach Lee Radford involved him in ball work sessions, Ellis’ intensity of training has been ramped up, with him playing a more prominent role in pre-season training every week.
Radford revealed that Ellis’ recovery has gone so well so far: “Gareth (Ellis) is doing more and more training every day we are at County Road. It’s just a natural process for him to take it slowly at this time of year, but he’s progressing really well,” Radford told the Hull Daily Mail.
“His rehabilitation is going according to plan and he is edging closer and closer to full practice with the rest of the boys.
“It is great for me as a coach and the team as a whole to see our captain nearing a full recovery, but it is more for him.
“On a personal note for him, training by yourself and doing all the rehab is very lonely. For him mentally it’s great because he’s not far away. The day he will join in fully is coming closer and closer now.”