Sydney Swans superstar Buddy Franklin (pictured) is back at training with the club after off season shoulder surgery.

The 29 year old Nyoongar says he injured the shoulder in round 18 but was able to continue playing despite the injury,  until the Swans defeat at the hands of the Bulldogs in the 2016 Grand Final.

While Franklin says he’s yet to begin contact work, the injury recovery is progressing exactly as he’d hoped.