Sears: Feeling stronger everyday

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Town striker, Freddie Sears has been speaking to iFollow Ipswich about his recovery from a cruciate ligament injury.

The former West Ham youth product had surgery in February after damaging his knee in the derby defeat at Norwich.

“I’m four and a bit months in, I’m feeling stronger every day and looking to step up now,” the former West Ham and Colchester man told iFollow Ipswich

“I’ve just started the AlterG, which is the anti-gravity treadmill, and hopefully will be back on the grass within four to six weeks. So, I’m feeling good, feeling positive and hopefully it’s not too much longer now.

“It’s all been good, no setbacks yet, which is a positive. Hopefully I’ll come through this next four to six weeks and then can really start stepping it up.”

“I’ve got a time in my head, I’m looking at November for me personally, but obviously there could be setbacks, there could be knocks. I’m taking it day by day at the minute.

“It’s a long process, it’s been four months now and it hasn’t felt too bad, to be honest, but I’m sure once August starts it’ll start kicking in, the season will be going and I’ll be raring to get back.

Sears continued: “You have to stay patient with it. The physios have been great, Jim (Henry) and Geoff (Robinson) have done a lot of strength and conditioning stuff which has been a bit different for me because I’d rather be out on the pitch playing football instead of being based in the gym.

“But I’m enjoying it, filling up a lot of time out here, and I’ve been doing a lot of cycling and trying to keep as fit as I can and being ready to go.”

Sears is not the only Town player not to have taken part in game time so far, something which has helped the forward: “That’s probably helped,” Sears said, when asked if having company in training had helped.

“You’re not on your own for training and there’s been Nolo (Jon Nolan) and Gwi (Gwion Edwards) day in day out and we’ve been pushing each other through it and going on bike rides every morning.

“That’s been really good and has helped because you aren’t just in the gym on your own and everyone’s pushing each other to get fit.

“Hopefully those boys will be out there sooner rather than later.”

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