PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20: Elliot Yeo of the Eagles looks to pass the ball during the round nine AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Richmond Tigers at Optus Stadium on May 20, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Eagles superstar Elliot Yeo has returned to training after his 2020 season was cut severely short.

Yeo suffered a serious bout of osteitis pubis which prematurely ended his season and arguably West Coast's premiership hopes.

Monday marked the return for the Eagles first to fourth-year players, however, Yeo wasn't wasting any time as he hit the track in a bid to get his body right for the 2021 season.

Yeo is still yet to resume full training after suffering a setback in November - he is now undertaking a light running program with hopes of being ready for more once training resumes in January.

West Coast Football Manager Craig Vozzo told that Yeo's return will be a cautious one.

"He will start with some standalone running, then we'll introduce him to some drills over the first month, but it will be very much symptom-based," he said.

"He will need to give us feedback on how he is going with each of those elevated levels.

"It's all good signs and he's making progress as part of that graduation we're looking for … so far so good."

Osteitis pubis is a devastating injury that can break down the body - Joe Daniher has missed most of the last two years with a severe bout of "op".

However, it can be managed as we saw with former Eagle Chris Judd. who rebuilt his body and managed to win a Brownlow after suffering the debilitating injury.

Yeo now battles a race against the clock to be fit for the start of next season.