France loose forward Gregory Alldritt could still feature for Les Bleus in their opening Six Nations match against Italy.
A key member of the France squad since making his debut during the 2019 Six Nations against Wales, Alldritt was initially ruled out of France's opening game.
He opted to undergo a keyhole surgery ahead of linking up with the national squad having suffered from knee pains in recent weeks.
While he was replaced in the squad preparing for the opening, France head coach Fabien Galthie revealed that he may well feature in the opening game.
Galthie revealed that he could join the squad this "Sunday or Monday, if all goes well".
Alldritt's return to the squad would be a major boost with 2020 Six Nations' regulars Romain Ntamack and Virimi Vakatawa set to miss, at least, the start of the tournament.
There was some confusion over his availability last week as he was replaced in the Six Nations squad by Cameron Woki but was then named in La Rochelle’s team to play Bayonne later in the week.
“On Monday I’ll have a test, normally it will take a few days to heal because it’s important to join the national team at 100 percent ,” Alldritt told Canal+.