"You read things like 'he's getting back' or 'when's he going to be back?' but once you see it on a daily basis; that's when you see what they have to go through"
Cole Skuse said he has nothing but respect for his teammates that have had to deal with injuries and spells on the sidelines.
The Blues midfielder, who was out of action for five months with a knee issue before returning against Plymouth at the weekend, spent time during his recovery with the likes of Kane Vincent-Young, Ben Morris, Tristan Nydam and others.
Kane, who has struggled due to Achilles, calf and knee problems, hasn't featured for Town since a pre-season game against Tottenham Hotspur in August, and last played a competitive match for the Club in October 2019.
Meanwhile Ben missed the majority of 2019 with a cruciate ligament injury to his left knee, and the young forward then suffered the same injury again in pre-season ahead of this campaign.
Tristan had been sidelined for because of a broken ankle and ligament damage suffered in the summer of 2019, but returned to the pitch for Town U23s last month.
"I've spent quite a bit of time with some of the lads," Skusey said.
"It's been tough physically and mentally. I really struggled for the first few weeks to be honest. There are a lot of people that I want to thank as they've got me back fit and feeling good. The medical team have been brilliant.
"But I've been working on gettting back to fitness in the gym with the likes of Kane, Ben and others in the last few months. Guys like Oli [Hawkins] and Willo [James Wilson] have been through it as well this season.
"You see someone like Kane have setback after setback and the problems were completely unpreventable - it's just the way they have happened.
"Ben was then out for such a long period of time and came back for pre-season before being out for another long period. It's heartbreaking.
"I've tried my best to get round those lads and speak to them as much as I can and offer any support I can. It really is tough and people on the outside don't see that side of things.
"You read things like 'he's getting back' or 'when's he going to be back?' but once you see it on a daily basis - that's when you see what they have to go through. I've got nothing but respect for them and I admire the way they have kept their head down and kept working. Hopefully we'll see them back soon."