Port Adelaide midfielder Chad Wingard says his recovery from the injury received against Melbourne in the Round 18 clash is progressing nicely.

The Port star was expected to miss up to a month of footy with the high ankle injury and the race is on to be fit for the run in to the finals.

The Kaurna 24 year old (pictured) says the rehab is going as expected and he’s now back in the gym and hopes to be fit ahead of the 2017 finals series.