JONAS Gutierrez is set to return to training at Newcastle United next month.
The winger this week revealed he had been given the all-clear after undergoing treatment for testicular cancer.
And it could be a matter of weeks before 31-year-old Gutierrez is back on the training pitch.
“It’s massive news for the squad because he is a much-loved figure here,” said United manager Alan Pardew.
“We had a response from his surgeon to say that in about a month’s time, he can cope with professional training, so we are not rushing him in any shape or form, just letting Jonas have some time because it’s such an illness that you do need a lot of recovery time for that.
“But he’s in great shape. Colo (Fabricio Coloccini) tells me he is in good form and we are looking forward to seeing him.”