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St George Illawarra Dragons five-eighth Gareth Widdop has successfully completed his first rehabilitation run on his injured corked thigh at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Monday.

The England Lions international however remains sidelined as he continues to heal under the observation of Dragons Medical Staff who have not as yet determined a timeframe on his recovery.

The England international suffered the cork injury during the fixture against the Gold Coast Titans at Cbus Super Stadium, Robina in Round 25.

The player completed his training commitments earlier last week before suffering bleeding as a result of the ailment which effectively ruled him out of the match against Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium, Olympic Park last round.

“Gareth is progressing well and has been in most of the days that the first-grade squad have trained since suffering the cork in his thigh,” said Dragons High Performance Manager Mark Andrews.

“He has started moving a lot more and undertook his first rehabilitation run on Monday.

“The doctors have never seen this before which makes it a bit difficult as he still has a fair bit of swelling from the bleed but everything is progressing well.

“We hope that everything settles down and clears in the coming days but we can’t give a definite answer on his return as yet.”

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