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We check in with Dominic Samuel as he updates us about his road to recovery

19 December 2018

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Things are ticking along nicely for Rovers striker Dominic Samuel, who is now off the crutches and back walking again.

Samuel suffered a serious knee injury against former club Reading at the beginning of the season, and after hobbling off against the Royals, he hasn't played since.

It's been a long lay-off for the striker, who found the net eight times in all competitions last term, but the 24-year-old is thrilled with the progress shown on his road to recovery.

“It’s going quite well. I can walk now without the crutches and I’m delighted with that," Dom told iFollow Rovers.

“The rehab is coming along nicely and my leg strength is coming back.
 
“I hope I don’t ever see crutches again, it’s just great to be back walking and back in the gym again.
 
“As soon as I came off the crutches I was speaking to the physios to see how long it would be until I am back out there with the boys.
 
“They’ve given me the green light to do more leg work and that really settled my head. It’s a big injury and it is still in my head, but when you can see progress it settles you down.
 
“I was probably getting ahead of myself, but at the same time you need to make sure everything is right.
 
“I normally think I know more than the physios to be honest! But in all seriousness, they know what they are doing."
 
Samuel is hopeful of a Rovers return by the end of the campaign, but knows patience is needed going forward to ensure he gets back to his best.
 
“I’ve had chats and we’ve been taking things step by step. We’re not skipping anything," Samuel added.
 
“The last few months I think I will be itching to get back, but I have to be patient throughout the full process.
 
“Things need to be right. I want to be playing football, but if you rush things it can have an impact on your whole career."
 

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