NZ Warriors expect forward Jazz Tevaga to be available for selection after this week's bye, after missing a large chunk of the current NRL season through injury.
Tevaga, 27, has been out of action since the round eight loss to Melbourne Storm, after suffering a calf injury in the traditional Anzac Day fixture.
After completing his rehab and missing 11 games, Tevaga will be in contention for a round 23 return, when the Warriors travel to face Gold Coast Titans.
So far this season, Tevaga has played six games, scoring one try and making 196 tackles at a success rate of just under 95 percent. In those games, the Warriors won four and lost two.
The early rounds of the season saw Tevaga form a potent combination with new arrival Dylan Walker off the interchange bench for coach Andrew Webster.
However, the Warriors have also been dealt a blow, with no definite return date set for Te Maire Martin's comeback.
Martin, 27, suffered a fracture of his left leg in the round seven defeat to Newcastle Knights and was initially expected to miss eight weeks, targeting a return against the Dolphins in round 14. Now entering round 22, there is still no update on the five-eighth.
After starting the season as the Warriors' first-choice No.6 to partner Shaun Johnson in the halves, Martin's absence has been offset by the rise of Luke Metcalf.
Metcalf, 24, was a heralded recruit at the start of the season, but had his club debut delayed by a hamstring injury, after his arrival from Cronulla Sharks. Since his debut against Brisbane Broncos in May, he hasn't looked back.
In eight games, Metcalf has scored five tries and assisted two more, promoting himself as the Warriors' long-term No.6.
Elsewhere, second-rower Marata Niukore will also be available to face the Titans next week, after spending the Warriors' bye week out of action, after failing a concussion test against Canberra Raiders.