Vital Football

Latest Bristol City News

Maynard Dismisses Injury Fears

Maynard Dismisses Injury Fears

City striker Nicky Maynard has insisted he is on the road to recovery, allaying fans' fears that he may be out of action for the rest of the season with his knee injury.

Last season's 21-goal top-scorer has yet to make an appearance so far this season after picking up a knee injury in pre-season and his absence in the Robins attack is all too apparent.

"I have had fans coming up to me and saying they've heard I'm going to be out for the season, or even finished, and that's simply not the case," Maynard told the Bristol Evening Post.

"It's never been like that. Before the surgeon went into the knee, he told me it could be a nine-month job, but I think he wanted to prepare me for the worst."

The former Crewe striker went under the knife last month after experiencing discomfort in the knee at the back end of last season and his surgeon insists he will be back sooner rather than later.

"When I came round after the operation, he told me it had been a success and that I would be back within three or four months.
"I'm a month and a half in now and despite what some people are saying I'm on track.

"I'm on schedule to play again before Christmas and, if it's any earlier, that will be a bonus."


The 23-year-old has been in this position before after suffering a cruciate ligament injury for Crewe three years ago and it seems Maynard has learnt not to rush back too soon.

"I had a broken leg earlier in my career when I was at Crewe and probably tried coming back a bit too soon.

"I scored a goal in my first game back but my overall game was not as good as it should have been. It took me about 10 games to get properly fit and back to my best again.

"I'm not going to hurry things because, when I do come back, I want to be firing on all cylinders again."




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Andy999
Date:Wednesday September 22 2010
Time: 8:14PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
No saying that he will be able to carry on where he left off nomatter when he comes back, these things take time
sam bulge
24/09/2010 17:12:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Bristol City Articles

City Make Trip To Wycombe In First Round of EFL Cup

The draw was made for the EFL Cup this afternoon and Bristol City will play Wycombe Wanderers away from home.

City Start The Season At Home To Wigan

The fixtures are out for the 2016/17 championship season and City start their campaign at home to Wigan on August 6th.

League Cup Draw Wednesday 1pm

Four hours after the Football League fixture list is revealed, the League Cup first round...

Championship Fixtures For 2016/17 Released Tomorrow

The coming Championship fixtures for the 2016/17 season will be announced early tomorrow morning (Wednesday).

Archived Vital Bristol City Articles

Vital Bristol City articles from

Site Journalists

Andy999
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Big Finish?
Suggested By:
Queens Park Rangers win47%
Draw13%
Bristol City win40%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Bristol City Results (view all)

Bristol City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.luigi BCFC1