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Bouma Looking For Early Christmas Present

Bouma Looking For Early Christmas Present

Freddie Bouma is hoping he can be back in first team contention by as early as December, but he isn't prepared to rush his return.

Curtis Davies has somewhat set a precedent for returning early from injury, and Bouma will be doing his best to beat him.

Speaking to the official site, Bouma, who yesterday signed a new contract explained:

'It's too early to set targets for my comeback. The doctor has told me if I am lucky I could play in December but I have to be patient.

'If I play in January I will be happy. It's one step at a time.

'The first 10 days were really painful. I was devastated but I realised I couldn't change anything. I couldn't go back in time. That's when I realised I had to look forward and be positive.'

Bouma is recovering at a steady pace at the moment, the plaster has come off and he is regaining use of his ankle now which will slowly build up strength again.

'The plaster has come off. Gradually I can put some weight back on my foot and ankle.

'This is the start of a tough recovery but I am up to the challenge.

'Patience wasn't one of my best qualities at the start of my career but I am older now and more experienced. I will wait until it is right before I get the go-ahead to do more.

'I have never had a serious injury like this. I have had three months out twice before and that should stand me in good stead. You need to be patient to make sure you can come back stronger.'

Bouma also wished to take the opportunity to thank fans who had contacted him following the injury to wish him well.

'The letters that have come into my mailbox at Aston Villa have been amazing. I haven't been able to reply yet but there's been a lot of letters.

'I am getting massive amounts of support and I seem to get lots of mail every day. Things like 'Freddy I want you back soon'. That's a massive boost for me.'

Who doubts Bouma will be back stronger than ever before!




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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Wednesday September 10 2008
Time: 3:35PM

Comments

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he will be back with a BOUM..A
Astonian Villan
10/09/2008 16:00:00
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It would be a nice Christmas present, seeing Freddie back on the pitch.
gwyllum18
11/09/2008 07:19:00
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Lets hope so. he's solid compared to shorey.
medzy
11/09/2008 17:05:00
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While it will be great to have Freddie back in contention, as he so rightly says, its not an injury to rush back from. He'll be ready when he's ready, not before. Good Luck Freddie. If its pre-Christmas fine, if not, no problem.
glensider
11/09/2008 19:53:00
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Nicky Shorey will do just fine. He's a quality left full back, just needs a few games to get himself sorted thats all. He's improving by the game. Fan favourite at Reading, England international, he must have something about him.
glensider
11/09/2008 19:55:00
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