Jack Butland off crutches and in good spirits
Stoke and England goalkeeper Jack Butland has revealed he is off crutches as he continues his rehabilitation from injury.
Butland was ruled out for the rest of the season and this summer's European Championships when he fractured his ankle while playing for his country against Germany in March.
The 23-year-old posted a message on Twitter on Monday which said: "On the way back from seeing the surgeon, walked in with crutches, walked out without them!
"Fracture healing really well! Happy boy!"
Butland then joked: "Just guna dust off my gloves and go and dive around in the garden, fit for the weekend!"
Stoke host West Ham on Sunday but he added: "I'm kidding, that would be a miracle! This weekend and the Euros are still a no! But all focus now on being fully fit for pre season."