England coach Andy Robinson has been boosted with the news that Wasps forward Joe Worsley is set to return to training after recovering from injury.
Flanker Worsley missed England's three autumn internationals after sustaining a knee injury against Sale last month.
But Wasps' medical staff are hopeful the 28-year-old will return to full fitness sooner rather than later.
His return would coincide with Lewis Moody's nine-week ban for a red card during England's victory over Samoa.
Moody's ban expires a week before England's opening match of the RBS Six Nations against Wales on 4 February.