Swansea full-back Neil Taylor says he is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a broken leg.
The Wales international was expected to sit out the remainder of the season after fracturing his ankle in a Premier League clash with Sunderland on 1st September.
Taylor is, however, well on the road to recovery and believes he could be running again in the not too distant future.
He is reluctant to put a timescale on his recovery, but is delighted with the progress he has made to this point.
"I'm at the six-week stage today, and now I'm out of the cast and wearing a boot," Taylor told the club's official website.
"I'm at the stage where I'm looking to get rid of the crutches over the next week or two and get walking normally with the boot on.
"The six weeks seems to have gone fast, even though the first two weeks didn't seem like that at all.
"It feels like I have got somewhere, and I am told I am quite far ahead of where I should be, which is pleasing.
"Whenever you break a bone they say it is usually 12 weeks before you get strong enough to start jogging and things like that.
"At the end of the next six weeks I want to be able to jog. If I'm jogging by 12 weeks it will almost be a miracle the surgeons will say."
On a possible return date, Taylor added: "The quicker I can get back the better, but I have to be sensible too and be patient so that I come back as good as ever.
"I am being positive, but I can't get ahead of myself at the same time. I have to get it right."