CENTRES Wynand Olivier and Ben Te’o are among several key Worcester Warriors players due to return to action next month.

Te’o is scheduled to be back on the field in around four weeks as he bids to overcome an ankle injury in time for England’s Six Nations opener against Italy on Sunday, February 4.

Olivier has not played since sustaining a blow to his hamstring in Warriors’ 41-35 defeat at Harlequins in the Aviva Premiership in October.

And Warriors expect the former South Africa international to be sidelined for a further six weeks.

Tighthead prop Nick Schonert faces a similar time out as he is likely to return in the next four to six weeks with an ankle injury.

Warriors also anticipate flanker Dewald Potgieter will make his long-awaited comeback from a knee injury in February while scrum-half Jonny Arr is down to return in around five weeks.

Arr is battling to recover from a bout of concussion after colliding with number eight Mat Luamanu’s knee in Warriors’ league clash with Quins in October.