Elias Kachunga has returned to running on grass at Bolton Wanderers as he continues his rebilitation from a torn thigh.
The Wanderers attacker picked up in the injury in the Papa John's Trophy clash against Hartlepool United and has since been recovering.
But ahead of this weekend's clash against Oxford United, Ian Evatt provided a boost on Kachunga's fitness as he revealed the attacker has returned to running on grass.
Andrew Tutte meanwhile is still waiting for a calf injury to heal after an earlier hamstring problem recovered, while Lloyd Isgrove is currently away on holiday as he recovers from a torn hamstring and Josh Sheehan has also been given some time off in his rehab from a ruptured ACL.
George Johnston meanwhile is back available after overcoming a sickness bug which meant he missed the midweek win over Charlton Athletic and comes back into contention to start against Oxford.
He said: "George Johnston is back training today, he’s over his 24-hour sickness bug. Other than that we’re all good.
"Tutte's hamstring is looking really good, that’s healed fine. But as is the case when you get long-term injuries, sometimes you pick up other niggles and bits and pieces, and he’s had a bit of a calf issue that hasn’t healed properly, so I think he’s going for an epidural today.
"Kacha has been out on the grass for the first time today. He’s done some running, he’s come through fine. He’s progressing really well.
"When I see him back training it’s going to get pretty complicated, I’m looking forward to that!
"We’ve given Lloyd some time off at the moment. Obviously he’s nowhere near being fit yet – he probably won’t be available until April time. He’s gone on his holiday somewhere because he’ll probably have to work throughout the summer with what he’s missed.
"Josh (Sheehan) is the same. He’s recovering really well. He’s on schedule, just having some time away. It can be really challenging – the same thing every day, the same four walls.
"He needs to freshen up his mind so we’ve given him some time off and he’ll come back and come into the later stage of his recovery."