Marcus Rashford could make a return to training at Manchester United at the end of the month, weeks before his expected return date after his surgery.
Striker Rashford went under the knife two weeks ago to fix a problem with his shoulder, and his impressive comeback has given United hopes of a comeback soon.
The Sun claims the 23-year-old could undergo light training in the next 10 days, with Rashford already working to regain his strength.
United are “delighted” with how Rashford has recovered from the procedure, although its academy graduate continues to wear the device.
He gritted his teeth to play through the agony during England’s Euro 2020 campaign, having initially suffered a muscle injury in November.
Rashford is now believed to be in less pain, and the same report adds that he is also having two rehab sessions a week.
With a specially crafted program for the Three Lions man over the next two weeks, United hopes he will be available for selection by the end of September.
Rashford and his club initially set a comeback date in October, which means the latest development holds promise as United look to win the Premier League title.
He did work on the water treadmill, regained some strength with the squat, and also worked on his endurance.
After returning home from hospital discharge, Rashford gave his United followers and supporters an update via social media.
On Twitter and Instagram, he posted a picture of himself looking happy and healthy while smiling at the camera with his left shoulder remarkably padded.
In his caption, Rashford wrote: “Thank you for all the well wishes. I had my surgery on Friday morning and everything went very well. A little sore, but other than that, I’m feeling good. Hope you’re all having a great day!”
After England’s heartbreaking loss to Italy on penalties at Wembley, which saw Rashford miss a penalty kick, he admitted he struggled on and off the field last season. Last month, he had a shoulder scan in Liverpool, which revealed that the damage was unlikely to get worse. He was eager to solve the problem once and for all, however he needed painkiller injections to get out last season.