The Aston Villa midfielder has endured rotten luck with injuries recently.
Aston Villa midfielder Gary Gardner has confirmed he will return to training on Monday morning and, frankly, that return could not be more timely.
Indeed, the 23-year-old was on a high after returning from a loan spell at Nottingham Forest this summer and was 'buzzing' to once again turn out for Villa.
But an injury sustained in pre-season after a reckless tackle has cost him several weeks of football.
And Gardner is delighted to be back in training as of Monday following nine weeks of rehabilitation. Let's hope the Aston Villa midfielder doesn't suffer any more bad injury luck in the coming weeks and months.
What's interesting is that Villa boss Tim Sherwood may well look to Gardner to help improve his side's form.
He should. The Midlands outfit have won once and drawn once in seven Premier League games and supporters have criticised the central midfield area in particular.
Aston Villa fans appear fed up with Ashley Westwood. Gardner, meanwhile, has the desire and energy to succeed. He shouldn't be rushed back into action, of course, but - fitness permitting - he is certainly an option for the Villans.