Worcester Warriors flank Cornell du Preez has returned to full training after recovering from a larynx injury he suffered in September last year.
The 27-year-old South African-born Scotland international has had to undergo two operations after colliding with Wasps and England lock Joe Launchbury a couple of minutes into his Premiership debut.
There were fears that the injury would rule the former Kings player out for the rest of the season, but after undergoing surgery in Birmingham, he returned to fitness training in January and has recently rejoined the team for full contact training.
Du Preez has also re-registered to play in the European Challenge Cup.
Worcester Warriors director of rugby Alan Solomons said it was great to have Du Preez back to full fitness.
‘Cornell is without doubt one of the toughest players I have ever coached,’ Solomons said. ‘I am not surprised that he has made such a relatively quick recovery from what was an horrific injury.’
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