Melbourne Storm international Billy Slater’s (pictured) rehabilitation from injury will take a major step at training this week.

With Slater having trained the house down in the pre season so far, he is expected to resume a degree of contact at training this week in a good sign for the fomer Maroon and Kangaroos stars future in the game.

Slaters Storm teammate Cooper Cronk says the club won’t make the mistake of rushing the player back too early, with Slater himself expected to be left to make a decision on any possible return to the NRL.