OPS A PAIN IN THE NEK

Midweek Sport - - THURSDAY MARCH 15 - By IAN WIN­ROW

ZDENEK GRYGERA ad­mits he will not play for Ful­ham again this sea­son.

The Czech de­fender has been side­lined since pick­ing up a knee lig­a­ment in­jury against Spurs in Novem­ber.

Grygera, 31, has had two op­er­a­tions – both done by world fa­mous US knee spe­cial­ist Dr Richard Stead­man.

But Grygera (above) is con­fi­dent he will be back in ac­tion next sea­son – and is tar­get­ing an Au­gust re­turn.

He said: “I’m feel­ing re­ally pos­i­tive about my knee and my re­cov­ery from in­jury.

“Dr Stead­man told me af­ter the sec­ond surgery the re­cov­ery should be five or six months.

“With how I feel now I think the max­i­mum will be five months, but we will see later on when I start to run.

“It’s nearly six weeks since my surgery and I’ll start to do more in terms of my re­cov­ery now.

“I’ll be do­ing more on the bike and work­ing on the up­per body in the gym, but I feel good.”

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