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.
Jonny May's superb late score capped a thrilling 40-32 European play-off win over Connacht on Sunday. The winger spoke afterwards of his team's character and spirit as he looked ahead to one more week of rugby.
Speaking to GRTV this afternoon, Director of Rugby David Humphreys hailed the 'never say die' attitude of the team, after despite not being at their best, fighting back to take a 40-32 win after extra time over Connacht.
Jonny May continues on the wing on Sunday as Connacht come to town, and the England wing explains to the local media this week that he is delighted with his form and is looking forward to taking on Pat Lam's men.
Speaking to the local media this week, front rower John Afoa is familiar with the challenge of Connacht from his time in Belfast, and the World Cup winner is fully aware of the challenge they pose ahead of Sunday's meeting in the Champions Cup play off
Speaking ahead of Gloucester's European Rugby Champions play-off against Connacht on Sunday (Kingsholm, 3:30pm), Director of Rugby David Humphreys admitted that he's glad to have more players available than in recent weeks ahead of a tough fixture.
Nick Wood captained the Cherry and Whites on Saturday afternoon, and the experienced front rower expressed his pride in the young squad in defeat to Bath on the final day of the Aviva Premiership season.
Lewis Ludlow scored Gloucester's opening try in the 30-50 defeat at Bath on Saturday, part of an impressive performance by the young back row forward. Speaking after the game, he paid tribute to the young Gloucester side who went toe to toe with the Aviva Premiership semi-finalists.
Speaking to the local media after the game, Director of Rugby David Humphreys gave an honest assessment of the game, and expressed his pride in the way his young charges had performed against the title-chasing hosts.
Speaking to the local media this week, Gloucester Rugby scrum half Callum Braley is excited by the challenge of the West Country Derby, and the ex-Bristol man reveals the squad will be giving their all.
At the recent London Irish game, personnel from the Imjin Barracks in Innsworth, including Gurkhas, were present, holding a collection to raise funds for ShelterBox to aid relief from the recent Nepal Earthquake Appeal.
It was a thriller at Kingsholm on Sunday afternoon, as Gloucester snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, leveling the scores in the final minute before triumphing in extra time over a spirited Connacht side.