Forster has been out of action since March 2015, but the latest update he has posted on Twitter shows that his recovery is progressing well.
The goalkeeper, who kept 14 clean sheets in 30 Premier League games last term, was one of the best players in the division. He was central to the Saints successes last year, and his loss has been felt this time around.
It was expected that the stopper would be out for up to a year, with his injury leaving him with a broken kneecap, but he has been training by himself for a number of weeks to get back to fitness, and he has shown himself now working with a ball.
Good pitch rehab session yesterday. Finished up with a few of these pic.twitter.com/CtGFsrDIcw— Fraser Forster (@FraserForster) November 20, 2015
Not only is he moving freely, but Forster is actively testing his leg by drop kicking a ball, and it appears as if the English international is ahead of the curve in his predicted return to action.
There are no indications as to when Forster will be ready to play again, but now that he is back on the pitch, it would not be a surprise to see the stopper turning out just after the New Year.