Bath Rugby have confirmed that Wales international Taulupe Faletau should be available for the upcoming Six Nations campaign.
Faletau has not played since returning from British and Irish Lions' tour of South Africa and is currently recovering from an ankle injury.
Nevertheless, Bath director of rugby Stuart Hooper revealed that the 31-year-old is expected to make a comeback next month.
"Taulupe is not too far away," said Hooper.
"It's an aggravation of the ankle injury he picked up the first time he trained with us after the Lions tour.
"It's just that which is keeping him away from training, but he's progressed in the last few weeks and hopefully we'll see him back out there sooner rather than later."
Faletau has played 86 Tests for Wales since his international debut in 2011 and was part of their 2011 and 2015 World Cup campaigns. He also had featured for five Tests for the British and Irish Lions.
Wales will kick-start their Six Nations campaign with a clash against Ireland at Aviva Stadium on 5th February.