Tom Carroll fighting back after hip injury
Tom Carroll is nearing a return to training as the Swansea City midfielder continues his recovery from a long-standing hip problem.
Carroll has not played since March, in which he saw his loan spell with Aston Villa cut short due to his injury, while he last featured for the Swans last October.
The 27-year-old has spent the summer stepping up his rehab as he aims to put himself in the frame for a first-team return.
Carroll, who has made 93 appearances for the Swans since initially joining on loan in August 2015, went away with Steve Cooper’s squad during the pre-season tour in Spain as he continued his recovery.
And it shouldn’t be too long before Cooper can welcome the former Spurs youngster onto the training pitch.
“Tom has been suffering with a long-term hip injury, but he has really committed himself to his rehab,” said Cooper.
“He has worked over the summer and the physio department have been impressed with him.
“It can be hard when you’re on your own doing your rehab, but he’s very professional and is a good person.
“He isn’t far away from rejoining the group. We took him to Spain with us because it benefited him being around the squad along with helping his rehabilitation.
“We are hopeful of him being back in the early stages of training in a few weeks.
“Hopefully when he’s fit he can get up to speed as quickly as possible because he’s a good player.”