Carberry poised to start the long journey back
MICHAEL Carberry is nearing a return to training six months after being diagnosed with cancer.
Hampshire batsman Carberry, 36, missed the second half of the 2016 season after being told he had a cancerous tumour in July.
But following a successful operation, Carberry is making good progress as he targets a return to cricket and Hampshire director of cricket Giles White said:“Carbs is doing really well after a successful operation. He looked a lot better when I saw him before Christmas.
“He was looking to start practising again in the New Year so, hopefully, he’ll be in the nets soon. It’s now about working back to full fitness.
“We’ll support him in any way we can.”
Carberry has played for England in all formats, opening the innings in the disastrous Ashes tour in 2013/14. He made just one 50 in his six Tests, making the same amount of half-centuries in his six ODIs.
He is currently a pundit on Channel 5’s coverage of the Big Bash, while he is also regularly seen in the same role on Sky Sports.
Nets: Michael Carberry