Former South Africa wicketkeeper Mark Boucher is "a bit sore" but optimistic after his recent eye surgery.
The 35-year-old was forced to bring forward his international retirement, which was scheduled for after his country's current tour of England, after being struck in the eye by a bail during a warm-up match. He underwent a second operation on Thursday, as the first Test was getting under way, and posted news of his condition on his Twitter page on Saturday.
Boucher wrote: "News on my eye.A bit sore,but expected after a 5hr op.Doc is happy,so I am happy.Long rd to recovery starts.Thnks for all the concern again!"
He also offered his opinion on Saturday's play at the Kia Oval, where centuries from captain Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla and an unbeaten 82 from Jacques Kallis put the Proteas in control of the match at 403 for two.
"Good day for Proteas!Loads of patience and skill showed!Well batted @amlahash @GraemeSmith49 @jacqueskallis75 .Big 2 days ahead!" he wrote.