Morecambe captain Peter Murphy has been given the all-clear to continue knee rehabilitation, after recovering from a blood clot on his lung.
Murphy, 25, was already out with a cruciate ligament tear in his right knee, when he suffered a double pulmonary artery blockage in his lungs.
It came as a result of immobility from the knee injury, which he can now begin recovery from after treatment.
He is expected to see a haematologist at the end of the month for assessment.
"I made Peter my captain for all of the qualities he will now need as he works to get himself back to full fitness following such a horrendous setback," boss Jim Bentley told the club website.
"It is great to have him back around the club on a daily basis so we can all support him."
Former Accrington and Wycombe defender Murphy joined the club in the summer, but was injured on his debut against Hartlepool in August.