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.
Conor O'Shea will lead his side to matches against Fiji and Australia
30 March 2017, 2:36pm
After a disappointing RBS 6 Nations campaign for the Azzurri - losing all five of their Championship matches and picking up their 12th Wooden Spoon - they will be licking their wounds ahead of their summer tour Down Under.
The 2017 RBS 6 Nations was watched by record numbers of fans
29 March 2017, 12:25pm
After an enthralling RBS 6 Nations Championship of twists, turns, and no small amount of drama on the last day, figures show the RBS 6 Nations is going from strength to strength, year on year, with no sign of slowing down.