One of the most remarkable rugby recoveries ever seen could be completed today as Alun Wyn Jones faces a gruelling training session to prove he is fit enough to rejoin the Lions squad.
Wales and the British and Irish Lions will both hold press conferences around lunchtime, shortly after Jones takes part in a double full contact session with the Welsh squad.
It comes little more than a fortnight after Jones dislocated his shoulder playing in a warm-up match against Japan, seemingly ending his hopes of leading the Lions in South Africa.
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But his exceptional powers of recovery have put him on the brink of a stunning return, 11 days out from the first Test against the world champions.
Warren Gatland said on Monday: “He’s been back fully training with Wales. He’s training this week with them and he’s doing a double session with them tomorrow. We’ll see what the outcome of that is.
“He’s made a remarkable recovery. The assessment initially was that it wasn’t as bad as they first thought but that’s a real positive.
“It would be a boost to this squad, having someone of his experience and calibre to come back into the squad.”.
You can follow both press conferences and all the updates from Wales and South Africa below.