Edinburgh have been boosted by the news that Allan Jacobsen is set to make his comeback from injury during Saturday's pre-season friendly against Harlequins at Myreside.
The highly-rated prop has been out of action for the last six months after severely damaging his shoulder while on international duty with Scotland during the RBS 6 Nations win over Italy in February.
But the 30-year-old, who has represented Edinburgh a record 211 times, has has now put his injury woes behind him and is relishing the prospect of making his comeback this weekend after suffering his longest ever lay-off.
Jacobsen said: “The way the season ended for me personally was really disappointing because I felt I was playing some of the best rugby of my career.
“It was magic to see the boys do so well, but it was frustrating as well not being a part of it. So I’m just glad to be back fit.
“It has been six months since I had the operation. It has been the longest period I’ve been out of rugby since I started playing.
“It is just going to be good to be back on the field with the boys. I’ve done a lot of training on my own and a lot of rehab, so it is good just to be back amongst it again.”
Meanwhile, full-back Jim Thompson is expected to be out for a few weeks with a knee injury.
The 24-year-old, who was an ever present during the IRB Nations Cup with Scotland A, suffered the injury while on duty with Scotland 7s at the end of last season.