Brown nearing full recovery

Sunderland defender Wes Brown is nearing full fitness following a knee injury that has seen him miss almost a year.

Last Updated: 05/12/12 at 12:58 Post Comment

Wes Brown: Closing in on full fitness following a knee injury which has seen him

Wes Brown: Closing in on full fitness following a knee injury which has seen him

Brown, 32, has not played a competitive game for the Black Cats since January, having numerous setbacks along the way.

The former Manchester United stopper had flown to South East Asia for a pre-season tour after it appeared he had regained full fitness, however his injury returned and has seen him sidelined since.

Having only made seven appearances for manager Martin O'Neill, the manager is looking forward to having the experienced defender return.

"Wes is making good progress, although the number of times I've said that is unbelievable," said O'Neill.

"He's not that far away again from getting back into training.

"He's had a few setbacks, but he's working exceptionally hard.

"It's been a frustrating time for him and it must get you down when you're out for that length of time."

Fellow centre-back John O'Shea is also currently sidelined, however his recovery looks far brighter, with the manager hoping to see him return within the next two weeks.

"He's responding well at this minute, quite well," added O'Neill.

"We were worried about it, but he is getting better by the day."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

nd we always will love Ozil. I don't really mind if no other team can see just how brilliant he is, or if people think he is rubbish, because we know he is far from it. He is a fantastic player, and if people cannot see that it can only be a good thing, in that he will be at Arsenal for years to come, pulling the strings from behind a glass veil.

ganachus
F365's Top Ten Unheralded Players Of The Season

I

like the list and Ozil in particular does seem under appreciated when you look at his stats (an odd thing considering his fee or maybe because of it). Palace have a few and I've always thought Dwight Gayle at Palace was under rated, certainly when you look at his goals per game ratio. You can probably also add Ryan Bertrand at Saints who should be in the England team in my view.

sensiblepoolfan
F365's Top Ten Unheralded Players Of The Season

N

ew Shaun Wright Phillips, there I've said it. If any club offers stupid money we'd be stupid to say no, he's not a potential worldie by any stretch and I feel that after a few years warming the bench at city or Chelsea he'll be back at QPR smoking sheesha pipes under Harry Redknapp.

uncle monty
Sterling Case For Leaving 'Bigger' Club

Footer 365

Liverpool stay silent on rumours Jordan Henderson has signed five-year contract at club

Liverpool have declined to comment on reports midfielder Jordan Henderson has signed a new five-year deal at the club.

Chelsea's Kurt Zouma explains 'job' on Marouane Fellaini

Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma has given an insight into his Marouane Fellaini mission in the 1-0 win over Manchester United.

Tom Cleverley credits Tim Sherwood for turning around Villa's fortunes

Tom Cleverley says Aston Villa have been transformed by Tim Sherwood's attacking mentality.

Mail Box

Klopp Over Rodgers? Not On Your Nelly

Liverpool fans have short memories and should give Rodgers more time, while Jose's tactics and claims are getting many more in a stew. It's the afternoon Mailbox...

Thank You And Goodbye, Mr Rodgers

The genius of Tactics Tim, time is up for Rodgers, the curious case of Eric Lamela, and the flaws of tactical voting - today's Mailbox is bursting at the seams...

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