But the Parisian medical staff have pushed back his return for at least another week. A frustrated Ioane, who scored 11 tries in 35 Tests for the Wallabies before leaving Australia in the summer, has been waiting on the sidelines in the French capital since November.
If everything goes to plan then he will line-up for his debut at Stade Jean Bouin next week for the home game against Perpignan. If he successfully negotiates that game then he could be in line for a European debut when the Amlin Challenge Cup returns in January.
Stade Francais currently sit on top of Pool 5 thanks to last weekend's 32-14 home win over previously unbeaten London Irish. Both teams have 14 points and it will be down to who makes the most of their final two outings to see who reaches the quarter-finals.
The French side, who were runners-up in the Amlin Challenge Cup final last season, will entertain the Italian side I Cavaliero Prato in round five before ending their campaign in Portugal, where they tackle the Lusitanos XV.