The Sharks have been boosted by the return of back-row Willem Alberts to training and the news that he will be available for selection this weekend.
The Springbok missed the start of the Sharks' campaign through injury, before returning to action against the Stormers in Cape Town, before suffering another injury.
But according to the Sharks' official website he has now recovered sufficiently to return to the training and playing field.
Pat Lambie unfortunately will not be available for about six weeks after sustaining a neck injury against the Crusaders.
“It’s a huge blow to lose a player of Pat’s calibre,” said the Sharks' director of rugby Gary Gold.
“He’s a well-respected member of the team, although Fred Zeilinga provides quality cover and he looked really good when he came on for Pat in the match.”
Lambie has a neck vertebra injury which fortunately does not require any surgery.
The Sharks will travel to Johannesburg this Saturday to take on the Lions.