STEVE Price is hopeful Kevin Brown will be able to play some part in Warrington Wolves’ season.

The half-back has started running again after rupturing his Achilles tendon in training six days before the Super League season started.

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At the time, The Wire ruled Brown out for the entire campaign but given his progress, Price hinted at a possible early return for the England international.

“Kev’s the ultimate professional and he’s leaving no stone unturned in his recovery,” he said.

“He’s doing really well with his training – he’s where he needs to be with his rehab and running.

“It’s little steps but we’re all really happy for him.

“It’s a bit early to say whether he’ll be back before the end of the year, but we’d like to think he will be.

“We just don’t know with these kind of injuries until you get over that final hurdle.

“We’d love to have him back but we’ll have to see how things progress over the next couple of months.”

In other injury news, Price confirmed wingers Tom Lineham and Jake Mamo are getting closer to first-team returns from knee and ankle injuries respectively.

“We’re not looking too bad. We’ve got a training day today then we’re off Thursday and we’ll train again Friday,” he said.

“Tommy and Jake are getting close – we’ll see how they pull up after today’s session.

“We’ve come through the Wigan game in really good shape – there’s no concerns.”