MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 04: Jesse Hogan of the Demons controls the ball during a Melbourne Demons AFL training session at Gosch's Paddock on May 4, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Melbourne forward Jess Hogan has returned to the club just 13 days after having surgery to remove a seminoma in his testicle, which is a form of cancer.

After an ultrasound detected the problem over a fortnight ago, Hogan went straight in for surgery that was deemed an overwhelming success, and has now returned to the club less than a fortnight after the incident.

With Melbourne having the bye this weekend, it means their next match is the Queen’s Birthday blockbuster against Collingwood at the MCG on Monday July 12.

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If Hogan was to play in that match, it would be just 26 days since his surgery.

“Their next game is the Queen’s Birthday game on the Monday of that round, and there was talk late last week that would indeed be something that the Demons and Jesse do work towards,” Damian Barrett said on the Sunday Footy Show.

“It is still unlikely but it is a thought process of Simon Goodwin and the people at Melbourne.”

Hogan has played just four games in 2017 so far, booting nine goals in the process.