Alsager Town defender Warren Holmes suffered the injury that all footballers fear back in November, a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
His long road to recovery is only just beginning, after a recent scan confirmed that more damage has been done to his knee that was first thought.
“I’ve had the MRI, and I’ve torn my PCL and ACL, my meniscus and ligaments are also messed up at the moment as well – it’s a long wait for rehab,” he said.
But Holmes, who is a student at Staffordshire University, is positive about his recovery, as he believes that the more work he puts in, the quicker he can get back on the pitch.
“It’s up to me really, if I’m doing my rehab before and after then I’ll come back quicker, but if I don’t, I could be out until next Christmas.
Alsager are aiming for the play-offs this year, and are currently 5th in the Hallmark Security League First Division. Holmes’ side take on 2nd place Litherland in the league on Tuesday, and he’s hopeful that his side know how to beat them
“We know what they’re about, they’re not a great footballing side.
“We’ve just got to battle against them, make sure we make sure their heads are down, and then they won’t know how to play.”