O'Flynn upbeat on recovery
Exeter striker John O¿Flynn is hoping to return to action sooner rather than later after returning to training last week.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 25/09/11 10:51pm
Exeter striker John O'Flynn is hoping to return to action sooner rather than later after returning to training last week.
The former Barnet forward has been sidelined since the summer after having knee surgery at the start of the season.
Grecians boss Paul Tisdale has previously admitted that losing O'Flynn has played a huge part in their disappointing start to the season, but the Irishman has told skysports.com that he is feeling better each day and hopes to be back in the frame for selection as soon as possible.
"I trained fully for the first time last Thursday and Friday before having the weekend off to recover and went again on Monday," he said.
"It is feeling good at the moment, although there has been a little bit of reaction from it, but you are always going to get that when you are coming back from a knee injury and haven't done any work on it since before the summer break.
"It has been good to get out there with the lads though because I'm sick of watching them playing on a Saturday and training during the week.
"I've been doing a lot of altitude training on one of the bikes in the gym and that is supposed to improve your base fitness, but obviously match fitness only comes with game time.
"I've done around 15 hours on that, so I don't feel that I'm that far away, but we'll just have to wait and see what type of reaction I get from it because we've got to go hard on it before giving it a day or so off.
"There is no point in training when there is swelling around it and due to the intensity of the training it is giving that type of reaction at the moment, but you expect that.
"Hopefully, that reaction time will go down day-by-day until I can train on it every day and then it is just a case of getting my sharpness back.
"We've got no return date set just yet because it is important to judge things day-by-day and see how things develop.
"If I continue training on it and there is no reaction then we can carry on to the next step from there."