Ospreys were delighted to announce the return from injury for four players that have been sidelined for lengthy spells, ahead of next season.
Medical Performance Manager, Chris Towers, confirmed that the Liberty Stadium outfit are set to be boosted by the return to fitness of a number of key players, after successful recovery programmes.
Having seen long-term absentees Ashley Beck and Dafydd Howells return to training for the end of season run-in and now looking forward to a full pre-season, Towers says that Tyler Ardron, Dan Baker, Ma'afu Fia and Jeff Hassler should all be back up and running before the new campaign kicks off.
"It's positive news for all four," Towers confirmed in an official Ospreys release.
"Jeff is five weeks post op following shoulder surgery. He'll play a restricted part in early pre-season but we expect him to be available for the friendly matches.
"Ma'afu is receiving ongoing medical treatment on the toe issue that required surgery last month but his condition is much improved and we expect him to be back into full training during pre-season.
"Like Jeff, Dan is recovering well from shoulder surgery and will be restricted in the early part of pre-season, but it is anticipated that he will be available to the coaches for the friendlies.
"Tyler has made good progress following the knee problem that restricted him throughout last season and is due to report back for pre-season as normal in June."