Car­berry poised to start the long jour­ney back

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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

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