Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane says nobody will be prouder than him when Tony Clubb returns to action on Sunday, less than two months after having a kidney removed.
Forward Clubb was forced to undergo an operation in the first week of May, after it was discovered a kink in the tube leading to one of his kidneys had killed the organ off.
However, he has been named in Wigan's squad for Sunday's Super League fixture against Widnes Vikings and is set to feature off the bench.
"Having a serious operation and losing a major organ and coming back, it is all credit to him," Wane was quoted as saying by BBC Sport.
"It has been tough for the physios to try and stop him throwing his body in during training because he is full-on in everything he does.
"It is so good for him and his family to be back and there will be no-one prouder than me to see him on Sunday."
On @TonyClubb, SW said: "He's a fantastic bloke and it's good to see him back fit and there'll be no prouder man than me to see him back."-- Wigan Warriors (@WiganWarriorsRL) June 29, 2017