Gloucester's Phil Vickery was remaining upbeat on Monday in advance of the operation on his broken arm later in the day.
The 28 year-old tight-head prop fractured the radius in his right forearm during the 17-16 win over Bath at Kingsholm on Saturday, and is expected to be out for at least six weeks
Talking to http://www.gloucesterrugbyclub.com/ on Monday, with his arm in a cast, Vickery said: "I've got the operation this afternoon and I could be back doing fitness work after a week. As frustrating as it is, I've got to be positive, and this isn't an injury that will stop me from working hard on the fitness elements and being around the lads."
Vickery spoke with Bath prop David Barnes after Saturday's game, who also broke his arm recently.
"I had a chat with David Barnes and it looks like a similar injury to him. He said he had the operation and he was back running after a week.
"We've still got to wait and see what the medical guys say later on Monday, but I want to be up and around as soon as possible.
"There's no doubt that I'm going to get involved and be around this place as soon as I can after the operation."
Director of rugby Nigel Melville welcomes back Gary Powell to training this week, who could be available, alongside Terry Sigley, for the number three shirt for Sunday's clash away at Newcastle.
Speaking to the local media this week, back row flanker Jacob Rowan said that he is excited for the challenge at the Ricoh Arena this Sunday, and added that the players know the responsibility is theirs to deliver against the league leaders.
Ben Morgan was on media duty this week, and as Gloucester prepare for Sunday's trip to Wasps, the number eight is looking forward to see Gloucester go toe-to-toe with another of the Aviva Premiership's front runners.
Tom Marshall scored his first Gloucester try in the 31-23 win over Saracens on Friday evening and was named Man of the Match. Talking to GRTV, he praised the forwards for setting the tone on the night.
Matt Scott was on media duty this week, and the Scottish international spoke about the benefit of having a full week of training with his club mates and the determination to get back to performing well against Saracens this Friday evening.
Following the conclusion of the Aviva Premiership game against Harlequins on Saturday, it'll be the turn of the Gloucester-Hartpury Women to grace the Kingsholm turf when they take on Worcester Ladies IIs.
Westbury-on-Severn RFC was the host on Friday as the Gloucester Rugby Community Department joined pupils from schools in the Forest of Dean for a tag rugby festival as part of the Aviva Tackling Numbers delivery.
Last Friday night saw Gloucester Rugby Head of Community Adam Balding present a cheque for £7082.82 to the Royal British Legion as a result of a series of fundraising during the Remembrance Period in November.
Gloucester battled bravely against Wasps on Sunday, but it was a case of taking chances at the Ricoh Arena. Gloucester didn't make the most of theirs while Wasps did, and that proved to be the difference.
Gloucester were competitive for long periods at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday afternoon, but were left to rue a host of missed scoring opportunities throughout as Wasps hit back to earn a 35-22 Aviva Premiership win.