Cherries: Hope for Molesley

10 April 2010 07:00
Cherries star Mark Molesley could finally be close to ending his injury nightmare.[LNB] The swashbuckling midfielder has been sidelined by a persistent foot problem since playing 70 minutes in a victory over Grimsby Town on October 24.[LNB] His bid to regain fitness and play a part in Cherries' promotion push ended in failure last month when the injury flared up, but now he is hoping there could be light at the end of the tunnel.[LNB] An appointment on Monday could potentially map out Molesley's route forward, as he is due to visit James Calder, a leading foot and ankle surgeon, at his Basingstoke clinic.[LNB] The former non-league man is hopeful that summit could offer a possible solution in his battle to return to action as soon as possible.[LNB] He told the Echo: I'm going to see what he suggests at the moment I'm in no man's land.[LNB] If he thinks he can operate and help it, I'm sure we'll go with him.[LNB] He is the main man in this field. All the top clubs in England use him and he is held in high regard.[LNB] We're going back to see him to see what he suggests and just to ask his opinion.[LNB] It is the latest move in Molesley's fight to return to Eddie Howe's team after he exhausted every possible option in his recovery attempt earlier in the season.[LNB] Having donned an air-cast boot, walked with crutches and had injections during a painstaking rehabilitation programme, he eventually had to go under the knife in January.[LNB] It was hoped the 29-year-old might be back in time to feature again this term, but his recovery from that operation stalled when the problem reoccurred during some light jogging exercises last month.[LNB] Molesley was a major player as Howe's side took League Two by storm in the early stages of the campaign, but he has since been restricted to a frustrated watching brief.[LNB] Discussing his lengthy absence, Molesley said: I'm living a bit of a nightmare with it but I've got to look on the positive side.[LNB] It's not a good place to be, but I'm trying to keep a positive head now.[LNB] Hopefully, he (Calder) will come up with a solution and we can take it from there.[LNB] There's no one who wants the club to do well and win more than me. At the same time, it hurts that you're not involved in it.[LNB] Everyone knows how much I love playing for Bournemouth and not being involved is killing me.[LNB] But also, I'm ever so proud I'm associated with the club and proud of how well the boys are doing.[LNB]

Source: Bournemouth_Echo