Scotland international James McFadden targets Birmingham City return in March after cruciate injury

04 January 2011 12:40
Birmingham City's Scotland international striker James McFadden is targeting a March return to action from cruciate knee ligament surgery.

McFadden, 27, was originally expected to be ruled out for the rest of the season after rupturing knee ligaments while training in September. But his progress has been rapid and manager Alex McLeish is optimistic that McFadden will now be ready for the end of season run-in.

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McLeish said: 'His cruciate ligament injury is healing well. His fitness is tremendous and he has worked really hard with our physio, George Cooper. George has given him one to one attention every day.

'But it doesn't matter how fit his body is the healing process of a cruciate takes quite a long time and it will probably be towards the end of February going into March before he regains his full fitness.' 

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Source: Daily_Mail

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