Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson is adamant the club has followed all the right measures to ensure Luke Keary is at top health ahead of his return against the Wests Tigers on Friday night.
Keary hasn't played since undergoing a series of external tests following a concussion against the Knights in round 11.
The Tricolours have lost two of their past three clashes in Keary's absence and Robinson said the five-eighth's return would be met with ultimate compassion from the premiership-winning organisation.
"He messaged me on Saturday morning after the game [last week] and is ready to rock and roll," Robinson said.
"He's been ready for quite a few weeks, running around training doing everything. I think the [concussion] protocol was right. I think there's been a lot spoken about it in the new day and age of information that we have.
"The six weeks has been right and we're ready to go. Too early would've been the week early when he passed the tests. Six weeks isn't too early."
Robinson and the club went through a similar procedure last season with former Roosters back-rower Ryan Matterson, who'll line up in Tigers colours against his former club for the second time this year.
Matterson suffered a nasty 'falcon' last year which kept him out of the game for two months.
"I've watched a lot of football over the years but after something like that, the welfare of the players, the care and support of the human comes first and then you worry about the footballer second," Robinson said.
"You don't concern yourself going into games, people often ask me that with Origin but you don't at all. I feel like we've done that really well."
The Roosters will be without James Tedesco and Boyd Cordner for the clash against the Wests Tigers due to representative commitments but welcome back Keary and Kiwis prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves.
Roosters co-captain Jake Friend isn't too far away from a return with a biceps injury.
But Robinson said relying on some of their side's biggest stars wasn't what the team was about.
"I've made a point it's not about troops but it's about how we're playing," he said.
"I know that those guys will come in and out and if you cross your fingers waiting for what might happen you're in some trouble.
Match: Wests Tigers v Roosters
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"I've been comfortable with the effort we've put in and our style of the play has been back to where I wanted it to be.
"I thought we had a good win over Canterbury and had a tight battle last week. I feel like principally we've been good for the last two weeks without having complete finish.
"We didn't execute last week, we did the week before and I want to continue on that."