Buxton pleased with return

Sheffield Wednesday defender Lewis Buxton is relieved to have put injury and illness behind him after a frustrating start to the season.

Last Updated: 20/08/13 at 16:04 Post Comment

Lewis Buxton: Relieved to have overcome injury and illness

Lewis Buxton: Relieved to have overcome injury and illness

More of the games that matter

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

The 29-year-old, last season's player of the year for the Owls, made his first appearance of the current campaign in the derby draw at Leeds on Saturday.

He produced an impressive display after locking down the opponents' attacking threat down the right.

"It's been frustrating to say the least," Buxton told the club's official website.

"Shin splints are very painful and in Portugal I had to stop completely.

"Then, just as I was getting back into the swing of things, I had a virus. It was bizarre. I don't know what it was but it knocked me out for a week.

"But I'm fine now and glad to be back. It was a local derby last Saturday and straight in at the deep end.

"You know you're going to be struggling a bit not having had a full pre-season, but if you get the opportunity to play, you're going to take it.

"I'm like every other player, I just want to play. It was a good point we earned at Leeds and on another day we might have had all three.

"We are off the mark now and hopefully we can build on that point."

More of the games that matter

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

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

m only commenting on this (I don't care about Liverpool) because F365's twitter said I had call Matt Stanger a tw*t (which I don't agree with anyway) but I just wanted to be the first. Am I the first?

tk421
Trial And Error Rather Than Transition

S

unday, Sunday. Will there be a fan of either team, who if they are winning after 80 mins, won't still be nervous? This could be anything from 0-0 to 5-5, and no one would bat an eye.

megabrow (cufc)
A Season Of Continuous False Dawns

T

his year I am getting F365 a whack-a-mole game but with Brendan instead of the mole (Like the one with JD on Scrubs) and every time he pops up he says something. Outstanding Whack!, Character Whack!, Magnificent Whack!, Wonderful Composure Whack, Whack f**king Whack. Hours of fun.

hump3.
Trial And Error Rather Than Transition

Footer 365

Premier League: Neil Warnock blasts officials after Crystal Palace's 3-0 defeat at Man City

Neil Warnock said the decision to disallow a Crystal Palace goal in the 3-0 defeat to Manchester City was "disgraceful".

Jose Mourinho rejects idea of retrospective action against divers

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says it would be a "disaster" to punish divers retrospectively.

Premier League: Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal are prepared to spend in January

Arsene Wenger says he won't buy for the sake of it but has vowed to spend in January if the right player is available.

Mail Box

More Players In The Wrong Bloody Shirt

Plus Cristiano Ronaldo, who looks 'heart-breakingly well-suited to a Real Madrid shirt' according to one United fan. Plus, words from the good doctor and plenty more...

Players Plainly Wearing The Wrong Strip...

There are some players who just look plain daft in whatever shirt they're wearing. Like Cesc and Robin. It's a cracking mailbox with a load of different themes...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property