Leicester Tigers captain Ed Slater is set to make his comeback from a serious knee injury suffered in September.
The second-rower damaged knee ligaments while playing for England and had been expected to miss the whole season.
However, the 26-year-old has recovered in time to face Wasps in Leicester's penultimate Premiership fixture.
"Ed's been working hard and the medical side's been very good with him," director of rugby Richard Cockerill told BBC Radio Leicester.
"We said we'd bring him back when he was ready. Ed thought it would be a couple of months ago, I thought it would be the season finished.
"But he's trained really well the last two weeks and he's back in the mix and he'll be involved at the weekend."
Slater, who has yet to win full international honours, suffered the injury in a match against Super Rugby side Crusaders during England's tour of New Zealand.
The former Nottingham Rugby player has made 94 appearances for Leicester, who sit fourth in the Premiership with two games to play.