This is a serious boost for the Laois senior hurlers and manager Eddie Brennan.
Former captain Ross King has returned to the Laois senior hurling panel ahead of the upcoming Joe McDonagh Cup campaign.
The Rathdowney-Errill man decided to step away from the panel at the end of last year and missed all of the 2019 league campaign as a result.
King received a facial injury in his side’s the county final defeat against Camross back in September.
And as the fallout from the incident escalated, King indicated in an interview with the Sunday Times that he would not hurl for Laois in 2019.
However, King was back at training on Sunday and his return certainly strengthens Laois’s attacking options.
Laois begin their Joe McDonagh Cup campaign away to Offaly on May 11/12.
They are then at home to Antrim on May 18/19 before having a week off.
They conclude their Round Robin phase in June with games away to Kerry and at home to Westmeath.
The top two teams will contest the final where the winner will be promoted to the Leinster championship for next season and also play in an All-Ireland qualifier this year.