Galway manager Kevin Walsh won't be rushing Michael Meehan back to action despite the star forward rejoining the panel, writes Donnchadh Boyle.
Meehan hasn't played intercounty football in three years due to serious ankle trouble but he took part in Galway training last week, having completed a specifically tailored training programme.
But Walsh insists they will take their time with the 32-year-old.
"For the last number of weeks we've been trying a programme with him and the programme finished last week maybe, so he's back on the field," Walsh confirmed.
"He'll do a few weeks with us on and off and we'll see how it works out. But the most important thing in this is that Michael Meehan is willing to give it a go, we're willing to help him give it a go, and if it works out for him great.
"Hopefully there'll be no problem with the old injury. It's not a case that we're looking for news or are going to spring the man next week.
"Let's see what Mike has to offer and if he's willing to work at it and if injuries keep away then we'll work with him."