Aston Villa midfielder Gary Gardner has returned to training with the Premier League club after spending seven months on the sidelines.
The 20-year-old suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury on the opening day of the season, but it was expected that he would miss the remainder of the campaign.
He tweeted: "After seven months of hard work, first day back training today! What a feeling! Hard work pays off! Time to kick on thanks for all your support!"
Next up for Villa is a home clash against Liverpool on March 31.