UTC understands Jake Connor will make an earlier than anticipated Hull FC return against St Helens next week.
The 23-year-old has been missing since tearing his hamstring against the same opposition two months ago, and was originally ruled out for the rest of the Super League season.
However, Connor has shown significant progress in his recovery, and is ready to pull on the Black and White shirt again.
The talented centre or stand-off will have three Super 8s games to get up to stride, ahead of the England test series against New Zealand this Autumn.
Enduring a run of eight successive defeats, six of those with Connor on the sidelines, the class he will bring to the side will be invaluable as Hull FC search for a confidence boosting win.
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