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Best doing well

10 October 2012

Leon Best is making good progress in his recovery from long-term injury

The Rovers striker unfortunately sustained a cruciate knee ligament injury back in July in a pre-season friendly match against AEK Athens which required surgery, now two months after undergoing the operation, he is well on the way to making a full recovery much to the delight of Eric Black.

"It is going according to plan and that is credit to him because he has worked exceptionally hard," revealed Black.

"When it is a long-term injury like that it is very difficult to be focused every day but certainly from what I've seen he deserves a lot of credit because he is a tough boy who wants to do the work properly and he'll reap the benefits of that hopefully near the end of the injury term."

The former Newcastle United striker isn't expected to make his senior bow in a Rovers shirt until the new year as the initial prognosis was that he would be out for at least six months and the club certainly have no intention of rushing him back into action too soon.

"I would suggest it'll be the new year before we see him," confirmed Black. "I think we can dismiss him for the time being and look to then.

"I've been involved with a few players who have had cruciate ligaments and it takes time, even although the whole medical process has finished it still takes someone a little bit of time to come back in.

"The sooner he gets back the better but we won't be rushing him just for the sake of getting him back."

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