AFL star could be passed fit in time for the finals.
North Melbourne has revealed injured club champion Daniel Wells could be back playing football by Round 20.
While Wells is certain to resume via the VFL, Kangaroos director of football Geoff Walsh is confident the midfielder can still play a meaningful role leading into the finals.
“We have missed him for a long time, but the good thing from our point of view is that he has had some real breakthrough in his running and the pain factor in his foot in the last 10 to 14 days,” Walsh said on Melbourne radio.
“He has had some really good running. I would think that after the bye (next week) he will get a full week of training.
“And Round 20, maybe we will see him in action and hopefully get some VFL time into him, but not for too long and then get him back into the team.”
Wells has not played since Round 5 after injuring his foot at a training session in the lead-up to Collingwood game.
He was initially diagnosed with bone bruising before weeks later finding out he had suffered ligament damage to his Lisfranc joint.