Australia opener David Warner has returned to the nets ahead of the first test match against New Zealand at the Gabba on November 5.
The 29-year-old suffered his broken left thumb on September 4 during the second ODI against England.
Warner had posted a short-video on Instagram during his net session in Sydney
“I had an x-ray this morning and got some good news,” the left-handed batsman said on Friday.
“The break has started to come together and I’m going to have a little light hit on Tuesday morning with just some underarm throws and stuff and then get into it on Thursday, Friday.
“I will just manage it as well as I can, I’ll probably face bowlers the day before we leave for (the Shield match in) Adelaide.
“Just so I don’t have the recurrence of being hit by one of the bowlers on that thumb.
“But there’s a very, very realistic chance I’m going to be playing in that Shield match and positive signs.”