Springbok flyhalf Handre Pollard has shared some positive news regarding his knee injury.
Pollard sustained a knee injury during the Springboks’ Rugby Championship campaign.
“The body is good,” Pollard told the Leicestershire Live.
“I am really coming along nicely. [I’m] Just trying to get as much done as possible. I’ve still got a couple of boxes to tick, from the initial diagnosis we had in Australia, I’ve come back to London and got a different one, which was a lot more positive.
“I’m working hard, it’s really feeling good, so we will see how we go on from here.”
Leicestershire Live also reported that Pollard’s appearance at Franklin’s Gardens erased any fears that he’d suffered a recurrence of his ACL rupture suffered during his time playing at Montpellier in France.
“This is completely different,” Pollard said.
“It’s a little bit of a tear in the meniscus. It’s a lot better than we originally thought and it’s going really well.
“We’re still taking it day by day. We’ve still got a couple of boxes to tick but I am very excited and optimistic.”
He added: “I should be good to go for the end-of-year series.”
The Springboks are scheduled to play Tests against Ireland, France, Italy and England, as well as two-midweek games.