Carl Ablett will return for Leeds against Leigh tomorrow night
The long-serving 31-year-old suffered a knee injury in the defeat at Warrington on April 7 and has not played since.
But he is in line to feature against the Centurions after returning to fitness three weeks ahead of schedule.
Ablett said: “It’s just over five weeks since I had the operation and the surgeon said eight weeks would be the timescale.
“I’ve had previous surgery on that knee, but my rehab has gone really well and the knee’s feeling pretty good. I’ve been building it up and I should be ready to go.”
Brian McDermott's Leeds side are currently third in the table
Keith Galloway (knee) and Danny McGuire (foot) are also set to return but Stevie Ward is suspended and drops out from the side beaten at Widnes on Monday.
Leigh have lost centre Ben Crooks to suspension, but loose forward Harrison Hansen is back after sitting out the home defeat by Castleford.
The Centurions lie second-bottom of the table and are set for an end-of-season scrap in the Qualifiers as they bid to stave off relegation after just one year back in the Super League.
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Forward Cory Paterson said: “We’re going to keep fighting to the end. We still believe that if we have a bit of luck, get a few blokes back and keep working hard, the results will take care of themselves.
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“We’ll definitely keep fighting and keep working hard for each other and the town. As long as we do that, we’ll have no regrets.”