CHINNOR have been boosted this week with a host of players stepping up their recovery from injury.
Josh Hodson, Ehize Ehizode and Jake Ashby all took part in last night’s training session at Kingsey Road as the side prepare for the second game of the season at Richmond on Saturday.
However, only scrum-half Ashby, who has been out with concussion for a month, is in contention for this weekend’s National League 1 encounter.
Winger Hodson, who returned to training last week, is hoping to play a part for the Falcons on Saturday after recovering from shoulder surgery.
Lock Ehizode is back after an operation on a broken scaphoid and, all being well, could be available for selection when we host Hull Ionians on September 21.
Director of rugby Matt Williams said: “Josh Hodson is finally back. I won’t put him in consideration for Richmond, but a week later I most definitely will.
“Ehize, who we signed from Bristol, is back in full training and is probably one game away from being available for selection.
“Jake Ashby is also back from concussion, so it’s good to have more depth to the squad.”
Two players also edging closer to action are lock Jack Ramshaw (achilles) and centre George Grose.
Meanwhile, Joe Rees has started straight-line running after knee ligament surgery and is ahead of schedule as the prop aims to return before Christmas.
Loose-head Camilo Parilli-Ocampo has had a successful operation on a ruptured bicep and his left arm is now in a cage.