Cardiff Blues head coach Danny Wilson is confident that former Wales skipper Sam Warburton will recover in time for the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand in June.
The 28-year-old is currently on a six-week lay off following his latest knee ligament injury that he sustained playing against Ulster on 7th April.
The blow as potentially ended his domestic stint this season but Wilson believes Warburton can still make it to the Lions tour that kicks off with a tour game against Provincial Union Team on 3rd June.
"Sam has a low grade medial strain which will put him out for approximately six weeks, which won't interfere with the Lions.
"He shouldn't have any problem regarding the Lions.
"Knowing how diligent Sam will be, with all these things, you see players who get back quickly if they follow religiously the protocol and they get a bit of luck.
"And I am sure that will be the case with Sam in terms of him following the protocol, and then we will see, all being well, how quickly he can come back.
"'Low grade' was the important bit of news.
"Sam is very experienced and a good professional who knows his body. He knows if he works hard he will be back relatively quickly.
"I think it is relatively good news, considering how it could have been."
Head coach Warren Gatland is expected to announce the squad for the New Zealand tour on 19th April with reports emerging that Warburton is still in contention to lead the side despite his latest injury setback.