Cora Staunton looks to be getting closer to making a return to action after suffering a horrific double leg-break in an Aussie Rules game during the summer.

The four-time All-Ireland winner was playing for the UNSW-ES Bulldogs side when she sustained the injury from a tackle in the third quarter of a game against Macquarie University in May.

Initial scans of her injury at the time confirmed that Staunton broke both the tibia and fibula bones in her right leg, according to her Australian Football League Women's (AFLW) club Greater Western Sydney (GWS) Giants.

The injury was considered to be a threat to her Aussie Rules career, but the 37-year-old appears to making great strides in her recovery.

A video published by the GWS Giants shows the Mayo native doing a running drill, some five months after sustaining the horrible injury.

"123 days after breaking her leg, AFLW star Cora Staunton is nearing a return to top pace," the caption of the video reads.

The 11-time All-Star Staunton first signed for the Giants in 2017 and is now heading for her third campaign with the club after recently signing a new contract.

She's joined by Donegal star forward Yvonne Bonner who has also penned a new deal with the Giants after an impressive debut season in 2019.

The Sydney outfit finished in third place Conference B of the AFLW ladder at the end of the 2019 season.