Boro player spoke to defender Lee Hills, who had mixed feelings after returning from injury at the weekend.
After impressing on trial with Stevenage in the summer he singed a three year deal but picked up an injury in preparation for the new season. He finally made his comeback to the first team and lasted the full 90 minutes in a tough encounter away against a strong Sheffield United team.
Speaking about his return to action, Hills said “For me personally I have had a terrible couple of years and to top it off in pre-season I tore my quad when I was feeling really fit but I have worked really hard and the gaffer gave me my chance and I really enjoyed the game, I know we didn’t get the result we wanted but for me personally to get the full 90 minutes was a real accomplishment.”
Those outside of football may not realise the hard work that goes in when a player is injured, rather than just wait for things to heal players must work hard to keep their fitness as high as possible without further aggravating the injury and Hills admitted that after so long on the sidelines he is hoping to put the injuries behind him.
“[When you're injured] You are in earlier than all the boys and leave later. I just try to get fit as quick as possible and when I had my knee injury it was even worse so I know how it feels. I had to put in a lot of hard work as I had to get fit again and ready for the game Saturday.
He continued: “I am not at the stage I want to be as I have not played games but hopefully if I get a good run of games then I can really show what I can do.”
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