Sam Tomkins is delighted he will be back in action in time for the Magic Weekend.
The exciting No.1 is scheduled to make his eagerly-awaited return to the Wigan side against Hull FC on May 13.
And that puts him on course to feature eight days later in Saturday’s headlining game against Leeds at St James’ Park.
He said: “I’m really looking forward to getting back out on the field with the team soon. Knowing Magic Weekend is just around the corner gives you that extra buzz.”
Tomkins – who last played in a Magic event in 2013 – travelled to Newcastle last Friday night for a promotional event in the city.
“Newcastle is a fantastic city full of people who really enjoy their sports and going to the big events,” he said.
“I know there was a record attendance for the event at St James’ Park last year and I’m sure there will be big numbers again in 2016.
“It’s great to have warm up events like these in the city so we can meet new fans and have a chat with them to see what they’re looking forward to or enjoy most about rugby league.”
Former Man of Steel Tomkins cut short his deal with NRL side New Zealand Warriors to return to Wigan but has yet to figure because of knee surgery.
Meanwhile, Wigan’s Under-16s game against Wakefield was abandoned over injury concerns to Warriors youngster Liam Kenyon.
He was airlifted to hospital and later cleared of any serious injury. “We’re happy to report that Liam is a bit sore but clear of any major injury,” said a spokesman.
Warriors took to Twitter to thank Wakefield’s staff, Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Leeds General Infirmary.