In what is a major boost for the Broncos, particularly their younger players, Hodges successfully completed a 1 hour hit-out at Wests Mitchelton this morning.
A training mishap in January last year which resulted in a snapped achilles tendon prevented Hodges from taking any part in the 2010 season, and it was a major blow for the Broncos side leading into the season.
Broncos fans and players will be more than pleased to see Hodges back in the line-up given the recent cross-code transfer of Israel Folau to the AFL team,Â the Greater Western Sydney Giants.
Hodges, who continues to ice the foot after the completion of training as a mere precaution is over the moon that he is back and running again.
“That was the first big hit out I’ve had. I loved being back,” he said.
“It (his achilles) has pulled up good so I’ll go home and rest it and hopefully when I come back tomorrow it will be fine.
“I need to keep working on my fitness but I can’t wait for the season to start.”