Leeds forward Jamie Jones-Buchanan will have his leg brace removed this week as he begins to speed up his recovery from a knee ligament injury.
Jones-Buchanan, 31, has not played for the Rhinos since suffering the injury in the away defeat to Huddersfield on June 23, missing his side’s last four games.
The England international expects to return for Leeds’ final home fixture of the regular season, on August 30.
“I am good, I am in good nick and I haven’t put any weight on or lost any considerable fitness,” he said in the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“This week is the last week I have got to have the brace on my leg. Come Sunday the ligaments should have healed and I can start getting some range back.
“Then I’ll be able to start doing some proper training – running, cycling, swimming and rowing and other stuff that puts real meat in the leg.
“Hopefully if I look after myself over the next three or four weeks I should be back before too long. I have even got my eye on the Catalan game, which is the second-last game of the season.”