Pat Lambie could make his French Top 14 debut for Racing 92 next weekend having returned to training.
The 26-year-old has endured a torrid time with injuries in recent years, including two major concussions, the latest in May that left him sidelined for months as he battled with headaches, light sensitivity in his eyes and neck problems.
Lambie’s move to France does not affect his availability for the Boks as he has passed the 30-cap threshold for overseas-based players to be eligible for selection.
Former All Blacks star Dan Carter has served as Racing’s primary option at No 10 since taking over from Ireland international Jonny Sexton with the Parisien outfit following the 2015 World Cup.
The 35-year-old is in the final season of his three-year deal and has spent time at inside centre this season with French international Remi Tales at fly-half.