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Bullard return on track
18 Jun 2007 - 13:18:05
Fulham midfielder Jimmy Bullard believes his recovery from a cruciate knee ligament injury remains on track.
Bullard has been sidelined since suffering a dislocated knee-cap and serious ligament injury in a Premier League match against Newcastle United last September.
The former Wigan Athletic midfielder has refused to put a timescale on his return, but has revealed his recovery is going according to plan.
"I'm probably bang on schedule. I was told 12-14 months (to return) and mid-September will be the 12-month mark and that's when I'm hoping to get back," he told the club's official website.
"But with injuries like this you never know if you're going to get setbacks so I haven't set a particular date.
"The ligaments have all healed. I went out to see Dr Steadman a few weeks ago and he said they all looked brilliant.
"I had a lot of scans done and he said it all looked top class and he's really happy with it. He told me that I'd keep seeing improvements each week with the weights.
"Now I need to get every muscle in the leg as strong as possible before I start playing.
"I'm going on holiday for ten days and when I get back I'll try and do as much as I can with the boys.
"None of the football stuff, but I think in the first two weeks none of them even touch the ball anyway. Hopefully I'll be able to join in with a lot of the straight line running."