Ann-Katrin Berger back training with Birmingham City Ladies after cancer op
Birmingham City Ladies goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger has returned to training after an operation to treat thyroid cancer, and is aiming to be back playing in "a few weeks".
The Women's Super League club announced the 27-year-old's diagnosis in November and she underwent surgery last month which went "really well".
She posted on Twitter on Friday: " I would like to send a message just to thank you all for your lovely messages. I was really happy to read all of them, especially before my operation.
"The operation went really well and I'm on the road to recovery. I've started rehabilitation and a few days ago I got back on the training ground.
"I am really happy to be back in between the sticks and training with my team.
"Of course it will still take some time until I can play again, but hopefully that will be a matter of just a few weeks. I am really happy where I'm currently at. Thank you again for all of your kind messages and support."
The German-born Berger joined Birmingham from Paris St Germain in June 2016, having helped the French club to the Champions League Final in 2015.
She has helped Blues reach the 2017 FA Cup final and 2016 Continental Cup final, finishing runner-up to Manchester City on both occasions, during her time in England.