Cardiff City midfielder Marlon Pack is ahead of schedule in his bid to return to full fitness, Wales Online have reported.
It was revealed by Bluebirds manager Neil Warnock last week, that Pack could be set to miss the next two months of the season after tearing his hamstring just 23 minutes into his second appearance for the club – a 3-0 defeat away at Reading.
Now however, it has been claimed that Pack could set to return to action within the next three to four weeks, after responding well to rehab during his recovery, something which will provide welcome news for Warnock, who had been exploring the possibility of a short-term replacement for Pack in the free-agent market following the midfielder’s injury.
There is however less positive news with regards to defender Matthew Connolly, who has suffered a setback in his bid to return from an ankle injury, and may now have to undergo another procedure to address the issue.
Elsewhere, it has been stated that the early season absence of Danny Ward has been put down to a problem with his Achilles tendon, which could keep him out for at least another couple of weeks.
This looks to be a big boost for Cardiff.
Pack has been a good player at this level over the years and it does look as though he will have a big part to play for Warnock’s side this season.
Considering his presence in the centre of the park, and his experience at this level, you feel the former Bristol City man will once again be a useful asset on the pitch for Cardiff once he returns to action.
The news about Connolly and Ward is admittedly frustrating for the club, although you do feel that Cardiff are at least well covered in their respective areas of the squad to cope with those particular absences.