The newly signed Neath-Swansea Ospreys centre suffered a hand injury during Wales' summer tour of Argentina and South Africa.
He has received intensive treatment in a bid to take to the field in time for his sides Celtic League opener against mighty Munster.
The regional side have seen promising medical test results, and are hopeful the explosive centre
The 13-cap Wales centre joined the Ospreys when the Celtic Warriors were put into liquidation.He is one of the most powerful players in his position in the Principality, but h his die-hard bravery has proved costly.
Shoulder, wrist and hand injuries have dogged the New Zealand-born player's career since he opted for international representation Wales.
He proved a key weapon for Steve Hansen in the last World Cup, lifting his popularity amongst fans.