"Hoping to be back quicker than anticipated" says Blues midfielder
Cole Skuse is hoping for a speedy recovery after undergoing surgery on his knee last week.
The central midfielder, who picked up a torn cartilage injury in training, is expected to be sidelined for around eight weeks but the early stages of recovery look promising as he was up and about for a Christmas visit to Ipswich Hospital yesterday.
"The knee is okay. It's not ideal but I'm hoping to be back quicker than anticipated," Cole said.
"The operation was very straight forward as well - just a little tidy up. My wife was expecting to lift me through the door but I was very much on my feet the same day and feeling good.
"And I think the recovery is still going well. The swelling has already come down and I'm healing quicker than they thought I would.
"Like I said I've been up on my feet and I didn't want the surgery to become an excuse for me missing a Christmas hospital visit. The least I can do is give up a bit of my time to see the children and hand out some presents."