Simon Shaw hopes to make his England comeback in time for next month's autumn finale against New Zealand at Twickenham.
Shaw has been out with a fractured metatarsal and has not played since the Lions tour but he expects to return to action in Wasps' Guinness Premiership clash with Leeds in 10 days' time.
The 36-year-old looks set to miss England's matches against Australia and Argentina, instead choosing the All Blacks as a more realistic target.
"I ran on Tuesday and yesterday with no ill effects. In a perfect world and if the progress continues, I would hope to play against Leeds," he said.
"I can’t say for definite because I reached the same sort of stage three weeks back and had a setback.
"I’ve spoken to Martin Johnson and we both want to get me back playing. I would want at least two or three games under my belt before I consider playing for England."