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Carberry back in training after cancer op

Press Association logoPress Association 20/01/2017

Former England and Perth Scorchers opener Michael Carberry has returned to training with Hampshire as he continues his recovery from cancer.

Carberry, 36, was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour last summer and has not played since the start of July.

But following a successful operation, he has made encouraging progress.

Hampshire director of cricket Giles White said: "Michael is doing really well, and it's great to see him back in the nets and striking the ball."

Carberry, who played the last of his six Tests three years ago in Sydney and also has seven limited-overs caps to his name, has been practising with the Hampshire first-team squad.

White added it is too early as yet, however, to be confident about when the left-hander may be back in the middle again for his county.

"Obviously it's still fairly early on in terms of working his way back to full fitness," he said.

"There's currently no timetable for a return to playing, but we'll see how he progresses over the coming weeks and be sure to continue to support him in whatever way we can."

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