Tim Visser flies out tomorrow with Scotland’s rugby squad bound for the USA with one part of an international comeback complete.
The 27-year-old Edinburgh winger was injured just before the autumn Tests and a return to action last month left his tour involvement in doubt.
Now that he is back in the fold, albeit only for the first two of four matches in a radical split squad, Visser aims to make the most of any opportunity.
“I’m delighted,” said the 12 times capped ace, adding: “I was hoping to make it but if it hadn’t happened I would have understood.
“I now have to target getting back in the team and on to the international stage.
“I’ll take what I can get as a lot of wingers have come through.
“Tommy (Seymour) has established himself and Dougie Fife has earned a first cap. I’ll be happy to at least get a place in the first two Test squads against USA and Canada.”
Scotland will then fly on to play both Argentina and South Africa. Meanwhile, Edinburgh and Scotland centre Matt Scott, a tour absentee, has undergone surgery on a shoulder injury sustained in the final match of the season at Leinster. He has tweeted: “Shoulder op done and dusted. Road to recovery begins. Absolutely gutted to miss Scotland tour.”