AC Milan have announced that Antonio Cassano will be able to return to training on Saturday.
The Italy international has been out of action for more than two months after undergoing heart surgery in November after suffering cerebal trauma during his side's return from a Serie A match in Rome.
"Milan would like to announce that during the course of this week, Antonio Cassano underwent neorological tests with the team of professor Nereo Bresolin and Yvan Torrente and cardiological tests with professor Mario Carminati," a club statement read.
"Both tests showed positive results, so Antonio Cassano will start progressive individual athletic training tomorrow [Saturday]."
The news will come as a massive boost to Massimiliano Allegri's side, although there is no clear sign of when Cassano will be match-fit again.
After pulling out of negotiations for Manchester City's Carlos Tevez, Milan CEO Adriano Galliani said he was hopeful of having the 29-year-old back soon, though the player said at the end of 2011 that he doesn't expect to return this term.
Despite failing to land the Argentine star, Galliani stressed that his side will not sign any new striker in January, reiterating the club's faith in the attacking options available.