Duncan Jones has moved closer towards a return to rugby action after stepping up his rehab programme under the Ospreys medical team.
The loosehead has been sidelined since suffering a fractured tarsal bone in his right foot during the Magners League win over Munster at the Liberty Stadium last December, having to undergo surgery in February after six weeks in plaster had failed to solve the problem.
However, Jones has now come through his first running sessions unscathed and will look to gradually increase his workload over the coming weeks.
Head Physio Chris Towers explained:
“Duncan has been gradually increasing his workload in line with his recovery plan, and has now been running for the last two weeks without any obvious effects which is good news.
“We will continue to monitor him over the next couple of weeks, with a view to stepping up his progress in order to facilitate his return to full training as appropriate.”