England fast bowler Jofra Archer has revealed he is "almost at the end of the road" with his recovery from an elbow injury.
Archer has not played since July and was ruled out of the Ashes series in Australia.
The paceman was a frustrated spectator as Joe Root's side were skittled out for only 147 on day one of the series at the Gabba.
But Archer was able to offer some positive news for England fans on a painful day for the tourists.
"It was a tough one to take seeing the ball bouncing and seaming a little bit [when Australia were ripping through the England batting line-up]," he told Channel 7.
"This is one tour as a fast bowler that you really don't want to miss.
"The [scan] results came back yesterday and it was quite promising, actually – everything is moving forward nicely.
"It is just a matter of waiting a little bit more, being a little bit more patient. I am almost at the end of the road."