Lar Corbett is set to return to the panel in time for the upcoming Championship campaign.
Corbett hasn't played for the Premier county since the All Ireland final replay with Kilkenny in September and an ongoing knee problem had made it unlikely that he would return to in time for the Championship kick-off in a couple of months time.
However, as reported by the Irish Daily Star, Corbett will return to Tipperary training this evening ahead of Sunday's League semi-final clash with Waterford. Whether Corbett makes it back in time to be involved this weekend is not yet known but it is nonetheless a remarkable return to fitness from the 34 year old.
Just last month the 2010 Hurler of the Year cast some serious doubts on his inter county future when he confirmed that he did not know if he would return to action in time to play a part in Tipperary's Championship campaign.
The knee has been an ongoing problem. I honestly don’t know one way or another. I’m doing a bit of work myself – that’s just the way it is. I’ll have to see how it is over the next month. I’ll know then.
Given his age and the other recent retirements from the game, thoughts obviously turned to the possibility that Corbett may be calling it a day and he himself admitted that it was certainly a possibility if he felt he had nothing left to offer.
There’s no point going back hoping for the best, another throw of the dice. There is no point going back and being in the way. I’m a big believer if you have nothing to offer, stay at home.
However, given the news emerging this morning, it looks as if the two time All Ireland winner has decided that he does have plenty left to offer and there surely won't be too many people in Tipperary unhappy to hear that.