The last few months have been really hard, especially having an injury that was more of an annoyance than serious - also I hadn’t long been back to fitness.
The knee injury puts things in perspective and made me realise that although this time it wasn’t as serious, I had to take time to make sure I can perform 100% on the pitch again.
It gets frustrating not being able to play week in week out and seeing the lads playing without me. All I want to do is play and become a better player each time I play and train. I really miss the buzz of playing at the weekend and the feeling of scoring goals. But I’m staying positive and looking to the future. It feels really good to be back running. Getting closer to returning to train is a good feeling and I’m very excited at the thought of getting back to play.
It’s important to me to have good people around me - my wife, family and friends. This keeps me going through hard times and I feel very lucky to have these special people around me. I’d like to add a huge thanks to the fans who have been such a support to me during this time.
It’s been a long haul so far but everything is on target! I’m pleased with the results and am having the very best physio support available in the game, with Radders at Saints and some amazing sincere well wishes from fans and fellow players alike.