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 ahead of the Bath Rugby game, Head Coach Laurie Fisher stressed that the fundamental shape of Gloucester's game is in good shape but that the Cherry and Whites have to look after the ball better and make more of their scoring opportunities.
Skipper for the day Willi Heinz faced the cameras after the 13-18 home loss to Newcastle and expressed real frustration at not being able to back up last week's win at Sale, calling it a performance he and his team-mates are not proud of.
Speaking after the game, Charlie Sharples described it as 'the win that has eluded us.' The winger stressed that Gloucester had stayed positive after the first couple of weeks of the Aviva Premiership season and the 26-13 victory over Sale was a result of that focus.
Gloucester Rugby picked up their first win of the new Aviva Premiership season on Friday night, easing to a 26-13 win on the road at Sale Sharks. Director of Rugby David Humphreys was full of praise for his players on the night.
Greig Laidlaw is back to skipper Gloucester Rugby in Saturday's Aviva Premiership derby game against Bath Rugby at Kingsholm. James Hook will make his first start of the season at full-back and Billy Twelvetrees will make his 100th competitive appearance for the club.
Wednesday evening saw the launch of the Cherry and White Wednesday show on the Drivetime programme on BBC Radio Gloucestershire, with Henry Trinder live in the studio to kick off a regular weekly slot.