Carberry closing in on return to training

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Former England batsman Michael Carberry is hoping to resume training in the near future after he was diagnosed with cancer six months ago.

The 36-year-old has undergone surgery since discovering that he had a cancerous tumour last July.

Hampshire director of cricket Giles White has now given a positive update on Carberry - who played six Tests for England and made seven limited-overs appearances.

White told the Southern Daily Echo: "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."