South Africa fly-half Handre Pollard is set to return to training with Bulls next month and make his long-awaited comeback in January.
Pollard has missed the entire 2016 season due to knee and shoulder injuries, but will report for a Bulls training camp in George on December 4.
The 22-year-old playmaker revealed that there were concerns he could lose an arm due to complications with surgery as his shoulder became badly infected, but has made a full recovery.
Bulls revealed that Pollard, the Springboks' first-choice fly-half at the World Cup last year, is expected to be back in action against an unnamed Super Rugby rival in Zimbabwe on January 28.
Fit-again centre Jan Serfontein will also be back in training for a camp which will finish on December 16.