Stoke and England keeper Jack Butland has revealed his ankle fracture has completely healed.
He had his most recent round of surgery on the ankle in December and up until a few days ago was undergoing rehabilitation in Qatar.
On Monday, Butland said on Twitter: "Surgeon couldn't be happier with my ankle, fracture completely healed and free to progress! Best early birthday present ever.
"Been a horrendous year of setbacks but finally got the news I've been waiting for! now i can get the gloves back on and out on the pitch."
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