Brugge's Bernie Ibini close to comeback

Socceroo winger Bernie Ibini is back running as the former Mariners and Sydney FC player continues his rehabilitation from a broken leg with his Belgian side Club Brugge.

Ibini has been out of action since the start of Brugge's pre-season.

A video on the club's website shows the attacker working on his proprioception and ankle strength by running on a soft surface.

Brugge declared Ibini is "training hard to be able to join the group as quickly as possible".

The 23-year-old broke his fibula on the opening day of pre-season in a routine exercise.

Ibini posted a picture on Instagram, claiming the fracture is healed tweeting: "Working on getting my proprioception, strength and stability back in my ankle and surrounding areas, fracture is good so now focusing on getting the ankle right. #putinwork."

Brugge face Awer Mabil's FC Midtjylland in the Europa League on Friday morning for a spot in the round of 32.