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28 February 2019

"I'm ahead of schedule but it's an injury that I can’t rush, I know that”

Grant Ward is making good progress as he looks to recover from a cruciate ligament injury.

The midfielder ruptured his ligaments against QPR in December and underwent surgery. He’s now back at the training ground and on the long road back to fitness. 

“The operation went well. Alex [Chapman, assistant first-team physio] was in the operating theatre so he watched it. The surgeon is happy with the way it went and I’m ahead of schedule at the moment.

“The first few weeks I couldn’t really straighten my leg too well but now I feel a bit more back to myself. It’s good to be back at the training ground as well. That helps, seeing the lads, having a chat and being around the place again.

“I’m doing work on the bike. I’m working on technique and strengthening the leg. I’ve not done any weight work yet. It’s more about stability of the joint. It’s an injury that I can’t rush, I know that.”

Grant is expected to be out of action for nine months to a year.

Meanwhile Freddie Sears has had his operation this week with the striker also expected to be out for a year after sustaining the same injury as Grant against Norwich.

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