Allen Set To Miss Season Start

Tuesday, 8 June 2010, 14:29
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The Swansea City midfielder hobbled out of last season's opener against Leicester City and today confirmed that he will miss the start of the new seson due to an operation he had last month.

Amazingly the operation was for an injury he sustained while playing for his school rugby team and he told the Evening Post

"I had the operation on May 19 and the surgeon told me I can't do any contact work for 12 weeks," the midfielder said.

"That takes me right up to the start of the season, so realistically I don't think I'm going to make it.

"The good thing is that I should be able to keep up with the fitness side of things in pre-season, but I am probably going to miss all the games.

"Hopefully I can get my fitness to a good level anyway, and that way I won't need too many games before I'm thrown back in.

"I don't know what I was thinking playing rugby and I've learned my lesson," he added.

"I was tackled by someone and landed awkwardly, but being young I didn't really think much of it at the time.

"Now the injury has caught up with me.

"It got to the stage last season where it was giving me pain in games even when I was doing something simple like holding a player off.

"There was no good time to have the operation, but it's something that had to be sorted out.

"I've talked about my injuries last season and how it wasn't a great year for me," he said.

"To have to go and have surgery on something else was a big blow, but I have to remember that there are a lot of games in a season and hopefully I will only miss one or two."

 

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