Having had an operation on his knee last Wednesday, Cardiff Blues Number 8 Xavier Rush is hopeful to be back in action by the first two rounds of the Heineken Cup
"The operation went well and better than expected if I'm being honest," said Rush.
"They smoothed over some of the cartilage and cleaned out the knee. The Surgeon, Rhys Williams, was very positive and I hope to be back earlier than expected probably in late September or early October."
Cardiff Blues were crowned the Welsh champions of the Premiership Rugby 7s Series on Saturday night to book a place at the Series Final on Friday, August 8 - and you can join them with tickets on sale NOW!
Wales will tonight (Saturday) stage the first leg of the Premiership Rugby 7s Series this Saturday evening at the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park - and tickets remain on throughout the day and right up until kick-off so you can join us for an summer night of top class rugby!
In its sixth year the Blues Cup once again showed to be huge hit throughout the region and is a great advert for the community game as each of the six finalists across the three age groups produced rugby of an outstanding level resulting in 14 tries.
Inspired Cardiff Blues enjoyed Judgement Day at the Millennium Stadium as they secured a tense 17-13 win over regional rivals Scarlets in a feisty and enthralling encounter in the RaboDirect PRO12 on Easter Sunday.