France No.8 Grégory Alldritt insists he is fully fit after returning to the France squad ahead of the Guinness Six Nations opener in Rome.
The La Rochelle player missed the start of France’s preparations as he underwent an arthroscopy on his knee.
However he rejoined the squad on Sunday and is back in full training as he looks to be part of the team named by Fabien Galthié on Thursday.
Alldritt said: “I’m happy to have joined back up with the squad. It wasn’t easy for me to call Fabien Galthié about ten days ago to say I needed treatment at La Rochelle. The different doctors who I saw before the operation all predicted this. Of course, as with every exam, there was the risk that it could take longer. Luckily it all went as expected.
“I was able to start running again last weekend and I trained normally on Monday morning. Now I feel good, I’ve got no more pain in my knee.”
Alldritt has established himself as one of the key members of the French team and was nominated for the Six Nations Player of the Championship in 2020.
It has been a rapid ascent for the 23-year-old, who only made his debut the previous year. And despite his quick progression, Alldritt believes he still has a long way to go to reach his potential.
He added: “I don’t worry too much about what the opponent thinks. I try to focus on my game and always get better because while there were good matches last year, there is also a lot of room for improvement, for me at least. So I work hard in my club and I work hard in camp with France to try to progress and continuously improve.”