Scotlands talisman Stuart Hogg is due for a return from injury in the next couple of weeks after sustaining a hip injury ahead of preparations for the Australia match back in late November.
The full back suffered the injury after another fine performance against New Zealand but will now be back with the aim of once again starring in the Six Nations championship.
“Hopefully I’ll be back on the pitch in the next couple of weeks and ready to rock and roll again,” Hogg told BBC Radio 5 live’s Rugby Union Weekly.
“We’re getting there now,” Hogg said of the injury.
“I actually did it midweek. The place we train for Scotland, you’ve got about five metres between the try-line and a brick wall, and I’d been running full pelt to score a try and then had to stop suddenly, and I think I pulled it.
“In the warm-up, I kicked the ball and I felt as if somebody had stabbed me in my hip. It was a bit frustrating because I was just coming back from a long-term shoulder injury, I was feeling good, starting to get a little bit of form back and had to start back at square one.
“I’ve never really picked up any injuries – to end up getting a fractured eye socket, then have to get your shoulder operated on, it has been a bit frustrating.”