Proteas batsman JP Duminy has made steady progress since rupturing his left Achilles tendon during a training drill in the first Test against Australia at The Gabba in November last year.
Duminy has entered the next phase of his rehabilitation programme- three months since his operation- which consists of walking drills which will progress to light jogging in the next three weeks.
Proteas Team Manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee said: "We're really happy with the progress that JP has made post-operation. He is into his third month and we are right on schedule with his rehabilitation programme.
"We have taken a conservative approach to his treatment because of the sensitive nature of the injury, and we are hopeful he will recover as per schedule.
"In the last month his training has included swimming and cycling as well as various leg strengthening drills which make up his intensive rehab. He is also on track to begin light batting in the next three to four weeks."
Duminy is optimistic about his recovery, but also realistic about the need to remain patient with the process of returning to the Proteas fold.
The batsman said: "I'm in good spirits. I'm glad to be up on both feet walking normally, especially after the frustrations and difficulties of being immobile. I do know that this is going to be a patience game, and I need to take it slowly.
"When the accident happened I was initially worried and unsure about the nature of the injury and its severity, but a lot of credit needs to go to the support around me, especially physiotherapists Brandon Jackson and Shane Jabaar who have looked after me well."