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SWIN­DON striker Kaiyne Wool­ery aims to make up for lost time af­ter re­veal­ing how a crip­pling knee in­jury meant he had to learn to walk again.

Wool­ery, a £350,000 buy from Wigan, has missed the first four months of the sea­son af­ter surgery in the sum­mer.

The for­mer Bolton hit­man is set to make his League Two come­back when Phil Brown’s men travel to Ex­eter to­day af­ter scor­ing against Ply­mouth in the EFL Tro­phy in mid­week.

Wool­ery, 23, said: “It’s been a long four months and I fi­nally see a light at the end of the tun­nel.

“Over the sum­mer I had to have an op­er­a­tion on my knee be­cause I tore my menis­cus.

“I was in a brace for six weeks and when I came out of the brace, I couldn’t re­ally move my leg.

“I for­got how to walk. I had to learn to do that again and I’d lost all the mus­cle in my leg.

“It was frus­trat­ing. I put in a lot of hard hours to do dou­ble ses­sions every­day but I’m happy that we have fi­nally got through it.

“I wasn’t al­lowed to put pres­sure on my right leg be­cause I was on crutches.

“When I came off the brace and the crutches, I wasn’t con­fi­dent enough to put any pres­sure on my leg.

“When I was walk­ing I was do­ing baby steps. It took me a while.”

Wool­ery aims to con­tinue his hot scor­ing streak against Ex­eter af­ter net­ting home and away against the Gre­cians last sea­son.

He added: “Ex­eter treated me well last year so hope­fully I can get on and I can get an­other one to help the team.

“I’m more than happy to just be in the squad, so if I’m on the bench or play­ing, then that is a bonus.

“As long as we keep win­ning, I don’t mind.

“I have been run­ning for about seven weeks but I have been train­ing for about three.

“I’ve only done one ses­sion on shape and that was on Mon­day, be­cause I wasn’t al­lowed to do 11 v 11 be­fore that.”

LONG HAUL: Wool­ery is on the road to re­cov­ery

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