Danny Cipriani is set to begin his comeback from an horrific ankle injury during the next 10 days.
The Wasps and England fly-half has been pencilled in for a return either against Premiership opponents Bath next Wednesday or Anglo-Welsh Cup hosts Gloucester three days later.
Cipriani returned to full contact training with his club this week - two months ahead of schedule.
He suffered a fracture dislocation of his ankle during Wasps' Premiership play-off victory over Bath in May, amid initial speculation he had suffered a career-threatening injury.
But the 20-year-old, who won three caps during last season's RBS 6 Nations Championship, has made a remarkable recovery, having spent the summer working with renowned sprint coach Margot Wells and Wasps' head physio Prav Mathema.
Cipriani said: "I have never been one to take rugby for granted and I have always been grateful for the things you can achieve in sport.
"But this [injury] really has hit home and shown me how much you miss it and how much you care about it when you can't be a part of it."
Wasps are reeling from three successive Premiership defeats - and they head to arch-rivals Leicester on Friday night without suspended England back-row forward James Haskell - but Cipriani has played down any immediate influence.
"I don't think one man can change a side," he told the club's website, wasps.co.uk.
"If I go in there I want to be a positive influence and try to do what I can do, but the boys know exactly what they need to do to change it and win games."
As for the possibility of an early England recall, Cipriani added: "I am not thinking too much about that. I just want to make sure I get back for Wasps and I am playing well, and whatever comes from it comes from it.
"Hopefully, I will get that chance to play for England again, but whether it be now or in February (for the Six Nations) I don't know.
"But I hope I come back and make an impression for Wasps, and I can try to be a positive influence on the side.
"I've always wanted to make sure I came back as strong as I was before.
"I didn't want to come back sluggish and have my first game where I am trying to play into it - I wanted to come back and try to make as much of an impression as possible.
"If I had doubts and I voiced my opinions then my friends would tell me to be quiet because it is what it is and you have to get on with it. That's what I have tried to do the best I can."
Cipriani missed England's two-Test summer tour of New Zealand but his performance in orchestrating victory over Ireland at Twickenham last March won rave reviews.
It underlined his ability to become England's long-term number 10, although whether he is considered for the autumn Tests, starting against the Pacific Islanders on November 8, remains to be seen.
England flanker James Haskell insists he will be pushing as hard as possible to be back from a toe injury in time to make his case for a spot in Eddie Jones' side looking to defend their RBS 6 Nations title next year.