Injured Leeds forward Jamie Jones-Buchanan is confident that he will be able to return by the end of the season.
Jones-Buchanan, 31, is currently sidelined due to a knee ligament injury suffered in the Rhinos defeat to Huddersfielf last month.
He said, “It is obviously a disappointment but injuries are part of the game and I’ve had them before.
“It’s just important to keep focused on the big picture. I think there’s a very good chance I can get back at least a week or two before the play-offs.
“I am going to make the most of my time off by getting some other things right. I have a bad shoulder which I hurt against Widnes a couple of weeks ago, my other knee’s not been the best and my fingers are all knocked up.
“It is an opportunity for me to freshen up mentally, which is something you need sometimes in this game.”
The versatile Yorkshireman has made a total of 11 international appearances in his career so far, scoring one try.