Birmingham City's managing director Karren Brady was yesterday discharged from hospital following an operation on a brain aneurysm.
The 36-year-old was diagnosed with the condition last month, which caused the swelling of a blood vessel in her brain.
Ms Brady spent time in intensive care after the three-and-a-half hour operation at a North London hospital last Friday.
During the operation, surgeons "stented" the swollen blood vessel using tiny platinum coils to block the flow of blood in order to prevent it bursting, as a ruptured aneurysm could have been fatal.
A statement released by the club said: "Birmingham City Football Club is delighted to report that the club's managing director Karren Brady is now out of hospital and recuperating at home following her successful surgery for a brain aneurysm last week.
"Karren is expected to remain at home for the next few weeks before returning to take the helm at the club.
"She would like to thank everybody that sent in messages of support for her and her family during this difficult time."
Ms Brady, who joined the football club to become its managing director at the age of 23 in 1993 at a time when it was struggling in the old Division One, had been off sick for a fortnight prior to being diagnosed.
In a message to fans on the club's website, Ms Brady said: "Obviously this has come as a big shock to me and my family, but I am in very capable hands and diagnosing the condition this early is very encouraging.
"I would like to thank everybody for their messages of support and I plan to be back at work as soon as I possibly can."
Ms Brady is married to former Blues star Paul Peschisolido, who now plays for Derby County. The couple have two children, nine-year-old Sophie and Paolo, aged seven.