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Jarryd Roughead has been given the all-clear to return to training as he continues to battle skin cancer.
The Hawthorn forward is now allowed to train without restrictions and says he is looking forward to getting his body back into shape to play AFL.
"I've had a complete response from the treatment so far," Roughead told the club website.
"The doctor has given me the all-clear to get back into living normal life."
Roughead said he's lucky his body responded to the treatment better than many others.
His return is well ahead of schedule, which was initially expected in the middle of the 2017 season, however he couldn't say if a Round 1 appearance was on the cards.