Former Liverpool and Newcastle United defender Jose Enrique has revealed he has been given the all clear after having surgery to remove a brain tumour last May.
The 33-year-old Spaniard said in an Instagram post that it was "onwards and upwards" after receiving his first MRI scan results.
Enrique was diagnosed with chordoma, a rare type of tumour which usually grows in the base of the skull and spine, but his formed behind his eye and he was told he could lose his sight.
"My surgeon Dr Simal has called me up after receiving my recent MRI results. He has confirmed and given me the all clear," Enrique added.
"Thank you all again for all of your support throughout it all."
He made 127 appearances for Newcastle after joining from Villarreal in 2007 for PS6.3million ($A11.5m) and was signed by Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish for a reported PS6million ($A10.9m) in the summer of 2011.
Enrique made 99 appearances for the Merseysiders before being released in May 2016.
Enrique retired due to a chronic knee injury in September 2017 while playing for Spanish second division side Real Zaragoza.