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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