GEELONG’s ruck stocks are set to get a boost in the coming weeks with Jonathon Ceglar edging closer to a return.

The former Hawk has been on the sidelines since April 2 when he suffered a broken foot against Collingwood in the VFL.

Ceglar has shown positive signs in recent weeks and is now only a few weeks away from a return to action.

“I think it’s likely that he will play in the next few weeks,” senior coach Chris Scott said.

“Obviously, the two or three weeks prior to playing is contingent on things going smoothly, but for the last couple of weeks he’s got some continuity and been able to train pain-free.”

“He has been moving around but hasn’t been able to turn the corner.

“We feel he has now, so a fortnight to three weeks, we think.”

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Ceglar averaged 15 disposals, four marks and 21 hit-outs per game in 2021 at senior level.

If he can return close to his best he will provide valuable competition for a senior ruck berth alongside Rhys Stanley, Mark Blicavs, Toby Conway and Esava Ratugolea.