Michael Carberry could be back in training soon just six months after he was diagnosed with cancer, Giles White, Hampshire’s director of cricket, revealed on Tuesday (January 10).
White said he had been very encouraged by what he saw of 36-year-old Carberry, who played the last of his six Tests in 2014, earlier this month.
“Carbs is doing really well after a successful operation,” said White. “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, who found out he had cancer when he sat out a county championship match in July because he was feeling unwell, previously suffered from ill health in November 2010 when blood clots were discovered in one of his lungs, for which he took medication.
He last played a competitive match on July 8 last year, a Twenty20 affair for Hampshire against Essex, before the treatment started.