Scotland captain Mike Blair insists he will be fit for the start of the season despite undergoing an operation on his ribs this week.
The scrum-half - who has led the side since the RBS 6 Nations in the absence of the injured Jason White - aggravated a long-standing rib injury during the side's tour of Argentina.
The Edinburgh star underwent surgery hours after returning to Scotland earlier this week.
Blair said the problem was "nothing drastic, just a bit uncomfortable when I sleep on it".
The 27-year-old - who is a leading contender to captain the Lions on their tour of South Africa this time next year - insisted he would only require a few weeks rest before beginning pre-season training with Edinburgh.
Blair won his 50th cap as Scotland beat the Pumas 26-14 at Velez Sarsfield to draw the two-Test series in the Southern Hemisphere.
England Under-18 head coach John Fletcher insists his young side will be better for the experience after beating Italy in the bronze final to round out their 2015 Rugby Europe U18 Championship campaign in style.