POTTER: I CAN SEE LIGHT AT END OF TUNNEL
ROTHERHAM midfielder Darren Potter insists he is in “a good place” as he continues his rehabilitation from an Achilles injury.
The 33-year-old has been sidelined since the end of last season, but is edging closer to a firstteam return.
“I’m quite happy with where I’m at at the moment,” said Potter.
“I’m not exactly sure how far post-op I am now, but it must be about 18 weeks.
“We have changed up my programme this week, so I’m starting a new period of strengthening the calf and the Achilles.
“There’s a lot of gymbased work at the moment and strengthening and conditioning work.
“Once I get on the anti-gravity running machine, it will just be a matter of time before I’m out on the grass.
“I’m in a good place right now, so hopefully I can just keep pushing forward.”
The former Liverpool and MK Dons player admits his recovery has not been easy, but he will not be putting any pressure on himself by setting a specific return date.
“You have your days and your moments, recoveries often come in peaks and troughs,” he added.
“I’ve been through a few dark days, certainly in the early stages.
“For two weeks, I had to sit for up to 50 minutes of every hour with my leg elevated which is really hard to take as a footballer that is used to being out training.
“It was really tough, but I came through that and each time you do, you set another hurdle that you have to get over and you can start seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
“I suppose with something as serious as this, it’s not wise to put out targets for returning. We’ve got a goal in mind internally and I would say we are probably on track for that.”
Potter will be eager to return to help Rotherham as they attempt to establish themselves in the Championship this term.