Geelong's Sam Simpson is reportedly nearing a return to action after having not played at any level this season due to lingering concussion issues.

The 23-year-old suffered a head knock during pre-season activities and, resultantly, has not appeared at AFL or VFL level in season 2022.

Simpson, who started turning heads during the COVID-interrupted 2020 season, played in just six games during the 2017-18 seasons before appearing in nine contests in 2020 and another four last season.

Speaking to News Corp, Geelong football boss Simon Lloyd commented positively on Simpson's recent progress and noted the youngster's ability to play multiple positions.

"He has had a big block of training and has really turned the corner," Lloyd said.

"We all saw through his impact on the team through season 2020 that he is a high-end talent, he can play half-forward or on a wing, or as an inside mid. He has really fast feet and is a good decision maker so he is highly valued within the club."

While it is understood that Simpson will have to wait a few more weeks before conversations about returning to the field start to heat up, the signs are promising for the Geelong Falcons product.