SNODDY’S BODY IS ALMOST READY TO RETURN
ROBERT Snodgrass thinks his return from a lengthy injury lay-off will be like starting his Hull City career all over again.
The 28-year-old joined the Tigers from Norwich City in June 2014 but managed to make just three appearances before dislocating his kneecap in the first game of last season.
It has now been 14 months since the Scotland midfielder featured for the Tigers, but following an intense rehabilitation process he will rejoin full training on Monday.
“It’s tough but I’m smiling and fighting,” he said.
“I’ve been thinking about the return date and it will be like starting over again.
“I have been in the physiotherapist’s room more than the dressing room of late, but I’m enjoying the training, taking on the challenges as they are put in front of me and ticking the boxes.”
Norwich fans saw the best of Snodgrass in the 2013-14 season when he finished as joint-top scorer with seven goals, despite playing in midfield.
His expert delivery from set-pieces and goal threat meant he was an exciting prospect when Hull manager Steve Bruce paid £6m for his services.
And with the Tigers having made a good start to their Championship campaign, Snodgrass’s return from injury could act as an added boost in their chase for an immediate return to the top flight.
“I’ve been working really hard and this injury is one that when you’re outside and running it gives you nittygritty pains here and there,” Snodgrass added.
“The medical department have moved at a pace going off my feedback, but I’ve worked closely to see a strength programme that would be right for me to try and get in the first team.
“It was tough to move at that pace – being controlled by surgeons and physios is difficult – but they can’t hold me back much longer.”
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