JAMAICA and Watford defender Nyron Nosworthy is back in training after a long road from injury.
Following "an intense summer of rehabilitation" at the Isokinetic Clinic after sustaining a ruptured Achilles during the Reggae Boyz's World Cup Qualifier against Panama in Kingston on March 22, Nosworthy returned to work for the first time with his teammates on Monday.
According to the Watford Football Club website, while the rest of the squad enjoyed "some well-earned rest after a long season", Nosworthy and fellow defender Tommie Hoban were in central London working each day at The Isokinetic Clinic.
Marco Cesarini, the club's head of medical, said: "Both Nyron and Tommie have been working very hard. We welcomed Nyron back to the training ground... and now he will do some conditioning work before joining up with the rest of the squad in a few weeks' time."
Professor Nicola Maffulli, the consultant orthopaedic and sport surgeon who performed surgery on Nosworthy, said he was impressed with the link-up between the Hornets and Isokinetic Clinic.
"I have been impressed at the work the club's medical team and Isokinetic's rehabilitation team have performed with Nyron, and at the way they have constantly interacted with me," he said on the club's website.
"It is a superb example of interdisciplinary work," Maffulli was quoted as saying.
Meanwhile, Nosworthy, 32, has missed Jamaica's away loss to Costa Rica (2-0), home defeats to Mexico (1-0) and the USA (2-1), away loss to Honduras (2-0), away draw to Panama (0-0) and home tie with Costa Rica (1-1) last week Tuesday at home.
It is widely believed that Nosworthy was a missing link in the Jamaican defence that he has settled into so seamlessly, and it is further argued that his absence is a major contributing factor to the team being on the brink of elimination from the hexagonal qualifiers.
It appears quite unlikely that Nosworthy will take any further part in Jamaica's two remaining matches away to the USA on October 11, and four days later against Honduras at 'The Office'.
Jamaica sit at the bottom of the table with four points, immediately below Mexico and Panama on eight points each, while Honduras are third on 11. The USA (16) and Costa Rica (15) have already booked their spot to Brazil 2014.