Exeter Chiefs hooker Simon Alcott hopes to be back in action this weekend after recovering from a bicep injury.
Alcott has been selected in an extended squad for their British & Irish Cup game against Devon rivals Plymouth Albion after 10 weeks on the sidelines.
"It turned out all right in the end. I had a really good operation and the rehab was great, and I have got back sooner that I thought," said Alcott.
"I feel really good and I am looking forward to Saturday."
He added: "I might be a bit nervous at first, but after the first hit, I will just forget about it."