Wales tight-head prop Rhys Thomas has been cleared to play again after a mystery chest problem.
Thomas plans to play in the Welsh Premiership this weekend and could then return to top grade rugby.
His last match was against Northampton on October 7 and he is anxious to get back into action after gaining his only cap against Argentina last year.
Thomas said to The Argus: 'I can't wait to run and smash someone again. It's been painful, I'm gagging to play.'
Thomas hopes to be in the reckoning for the Dragons side for next week's European Challenge Cup semi-final at Clermont Auvergne.
He could also be a strong contender for the Wales tour to Australia behind Chris Horsman and Adam Jones although national coach Gareth Jenkins could rest some of his first-choice players for that trip.
Thomas may be vying with Gary Powell and Cai Griffiths for the number three spot on the trip.