Muhammad Wilkerson’s recovery from offseason surgery is “ahead of schedule.”

The Jets defensive end reported the promising news on Thursday to his Twitter followers, writing: “Great visit w/ Dr. Anderson 2day in NC. Leg responded gr8, starting rehab ahead of schedule. Anxious to get to work. Thx for all the support!.”

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Wilkerson, 26, fractured his right fibula in the Jets’ 22-17 season-ending loss to the Bills in Week 17. The 2011 first-round pick underwent surgery last month after finishing the season with a career-high 12 sacks.

Though Wilkerson has been holding out hope for a contract extension since 2014, the Jets are expected to place the franchise tag on him, thereby keeping him under their control for the upcoming season.

NFL teams have until 4 p.m. on March 1 to designate franchise-tag players. If the Jets go that route with Wilkerson, he’ll be under contract for one year and paid a little more than $15 million for 2016 — the average of the five highest-paid players at his position.

Even if the organization uses the tag on him, the team has until July 15 to negotiate a long-term deal with Wilkerson. After that, according to the NFL, the two sides must wait until after the regular season to continue contract talks.