Ben Cabango making good progress in injury recovery
Russell Martin has revealed Ben Cabango is making good progress in his recovery from ankle surgery, and is nearing a return to fitness for Swansea City.
The Wales defender suffered ankle ligament damage during the draw with Bournemouth at the Swansea.com Stadium back in April.
The 22-year-old underwent an operation on the issue before beginning his rehab process, and he has started to join his team-mates on the grass at their Fairwood training base.
Cabango still has some hurdles to overcome before taking a full part in training but head coach Martin is delighted with how his recovery has progressed.
And, while not wanting to put an exact timescale on a return, he has not ruled out the centre-half being in a position to be part of the squad for the opening game of the season at Rotherham.
"Ben's coming along really nicely,” said the Swans boss.
“He has had no real work into him physically, so it's about getting him into a condition where he can come and train with us fully and not risk injury. It's like a mini pre-season for Ben now.
"He'll be back training with the group by the end of this week, it will be modified training and he will still be doing conditioning work. I expect him to be with us for the Charlton game hopefully, all being well.
"He's in unbelievable physical shape. He's made a real effort, they all have. I don't like to put exact timescales on it, but I expect him to be [available] and in and around it for the first game [Rotherham], fingers crossed.”