Next Game

Birm'ham v Reading

Saturday, 08 August 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

King eyes on next season

Birmingham striker Marlon King is already planning for next season after his current campaign was brought to a premature end.

Last Updated: 14/03/13 at 12:30 Post Comment

Marlon King: Birmingham striker won't play again this season

Marlon King: Birmingham striker won't play again this season

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Blues' top scorer has had surgery on his left knee, meaning he is out until the summer.

"It's massively disappointing to miss the remainder of the season," he told the Birmingham Mail.

"I hoped I would be able to see it through, but in the end the operation was needed.

"I will take six to 12 weeks to recover and without a doubt I will be ready and flying for when we report back for pre-season.

"The surgeon was happy with the way the operation went, and I have already started my rehabilitation, doing some static exercise.

"It was a cartilage problem. Some of it, a floating body, had lodged under my kneecap and it was restricting me.

"I wasn't playing at 100 per cent and in the Sheffield Wednesday game (on February 19) I struggled through for 80-odd minutes. There was no 'give', it was as if I was playing on one leg.

"So it's been cleaned up and all is well, the operation has gone to plan and now it's about the recovery."

The 32-year-old almost left the club earlier this year, when Birmingham were listening to offers for their biggest earners.

Shanghai Shenhua tried to take King to China before their transfer window closed, but the moved failed to materialise.

"It was out of my hands. Nobody was aware of what was likely to happen, what the club needed to do," he said.

"And as far as I was concerned, I didn't want to leave anyway. I just wanted to concentrate on playing for Birmingham City."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's a bloody good goal, though. Sh!t, the kid's gonna be the worlds best before we know it, isn't he? He's got the touch of genius in him. Like Neymar, but with muscles and stuff. He's doing a Ronaldo as we watch. He's bulked up to be able to ride the tackles, but he's improved technically as well. His touch is sublime. Bugger.

HarryBoulton
WATCH: Hazard's stunning goal

A

hhh, Jose arguing with another managers wife, clearest sign yet that we are going mental during the close season. I am rocking back and forth on my haunches.

hump3.
Jose hits back at Rafa's wife

I

t's only a matter of time before one of them throws in a yo mamma

lee
Jose hits back at Rafa's wife

Footer 365

Real reopen talks over £28m De Gea deal

Real Madrid have reportedly reopened negotiations with Manchester United over David de Gea and may complete a deal in the coming days.

Muller has a job for life at Bayern

Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge feels that Thomas Muller 'will never leave ' Bayern Munich and has offered the forward a job for life at the club.

Jose Mourinho: Rafael Benitez destroyed Inter Milan and his wife should take care of his diet

Jose Mourinho has hit back at Rafael Benitez’s wife, saying her husband 'destroyed' Inter Milan and she should take care of his diet.

Mail Box

Mails: Let's Talk About Jose's Failures...

We don't talk about them because Chelsea won the title...but imagine if LVG or Brendan Rodgers had signed Juan Cuadrado. Plus, a trawl through the squads...

Di Maria Just Didn't Fit (S**t Happens)

If a signing doesn't work there doesn't have to be a massive witch hunt. So there. Plus a detailed net spend rant, Breel Embolo, computer games and Louis van Gaal...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company