Samoan weightlifter Lauititi Lui almost home

Samoan weightlifter Lauititi Lui will return home next week, more than a month after he suffered a major knee injury at the Commonwealth Games.

The 22-year-old tore his meniscus and anterior cruciate ligaments during his final lift on the Gold Coast, but still came away with a silver medal.

Since undergoing surgery, Lui had been staying with family in Brisbane while he began his recovery.

Samoa Weightlifting Federation head coach Jerry Wallwork said so far it was going well.

"He went through an operation (and now) he's getting his rehab with all the proper professionals: a physiotherapist and a surgeon, so we're very happy" he said.

"We're very thankful that it was done in Australia and he'll be back (in Samoa) in another week and half and then the long road of recovery before we're looking at next year for him to make a comeback."

Lauititi Lui's father was on hand last week as Samoa's five Commonwealth Games medallists each received a cash bonus from the government.

Gold medallists Feagaiga Stowers and Sanele Mao received over $US7,000 each, while silver medallists Don Opeloge, Lauititi Lui and Ato Plodzicki Faoagali were awarded $US1,500 each.