Cuala defender Cian O'Callaghan expects Paul Schutte to be fit for next Saturday week's All-Ireland club SHC final against Na Piarsaigh.
The Dublin champions are eyeing history with back-to-back St Patrick's Day victories at Croke Park and question marks have remained over their captain Schutte after he missed the semi-final win against Galway's Liam Mellows with a hamstring problem.
However, O'Callaghan is confident that his former Dublin team mate will be available against the Limerick champions cometh the hour.
"Paul was probably just a small bit off playing against Liam Mellows. And the rehab, by all accounts, has gone really well," he is quoted saying by the Irish Mirror.
"He's done this in the past, when he's got himself right for big games. So we're hoping for the same on the 17th."