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Jones ready to return
August 31, 2010
The Ospreys' Duncan Jones takes a breather, Ospreys v Worcester Warriors, EDF Energy Cup, Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales, October 26, 2008
Ospreys prop Duncan Jones has been out of action since last December with a foot injury © Getty Images
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A day after Jerry Collins declared himself fit for the start of the new Magners League season, the Ospreys have received another boost with the news that Duncan Jones is also ready to return to first-team action.

Wales international Jones fractured a tarsal bone in his right foot last December but the injury failed to heal in spite of six weeks in plaster and he was forced to undergo surgery in February. The loose-head prop has now made himself available for this weekend's Magners League opener against Ulster at Ravenhill.

"We've stepped up the work over the last few weeks and it's gone well," he said. "There's been no reaction, which is good, and I'm eager now to get back involved and play my part in anyway I can with the team.

"The injury has healed well and I'm pretty confident. It feels good, it feels strong and there hasn't been any bad reaction.

"The sooner the better as far as I'm concerned, but I realise that it'll be when the physio and the coaches feel is right for me. I have to fight for my place now. There are boys who have stepped in that have been playing well so it's up to me keep working hard, fight for the opportunity to play and show the coaches that I'm ready."


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