CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 22: Bobby Hill of the Giants looks on following the round six AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the St Kilda Saints at Manuka Oval on April 22, 2022 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/AFL Photos/Getty Images)

GWS small forward Bobby Hill is reportedly nearing a return to the field after battling testicular cancer this year.

After being given the all-clear to return a month ago Hill has been putting in the work to get back before the season was out.

The inspirational return would follow similar tales of Carlton's Sam Docherty and North Melbourne cult hero Ben Cunnington. With the latter of which returning to football last weekend and making his comeback at senior level this weekend.

Only two months removed from an operation that saw the cancer removed, the exciting 22-year-old could be about to pull the boots on again.

AFL.com.au have reported that Hill is likely to make his return next week via the VFL with the Giants reserves side having the bye this weekend.

It would be a fitting for way for Hill to bid farewell to the Giants with the forward widely expected to request a trade at the end of the season.

Hill requested a trade to Victoria last season but the Giants were insistent on keeping him on their books and ultimately got their way as negotiations with Collingwood and Essendon broke down.

Leading the race this off-season will once again be the Bombers and Pies. Both clubs have maintained their interest in the goal sneak ahead of the 2022 trade period.