07/02/2015 12:33 EDT | Updated 07/02/2016 05:59 EDT

Rob Ford may return to Toronto city hall early

Councillor Rob Ford is eyeing up an early return to council, pending the results of an upcoming doctor's appointment.

Ford, 46, underwent major surgery on May 11 to remove a cancerous tumour in his abdomen. Before his operation Ford estimated he would be off work until at least September.

A Ford staffer said the former mayor and Etobicoke councillor is set to have a check-up today.

If the results are positive, Ford may be back at council soon.

Ford did return to council dressed in a red track suit in June to vote against John Tory's "hybrid" plan for the eastern Gardiner Expressway. Ford voted to keep the entire stretch of the Gardiner up, a motion that was overwhelmingly rejected by council.