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Carew & Freddie Are On The Road To Recovery

Carew & Freddie Are On The Road To Recovery

According to the Birmingham Mail John Carew might not be that far away to a return from injury although no dates are pencilled in as yet.

Carew has been out for a couple of months with his back injury which also affects his hip. This has led to him missing the last 13 games and the ones before that he wasn't usually starting following the 'Ajax incident'!

His agent Per Flod said recently he feared the striker could be out for longer than first thought but Villa boss Martin O’Neill has re-stated he is optimistic the player will return soon.

'John is making progress as well which is encouraging. You cannot put a definitive date on things like this but we are encouraged. He is feeling much, much better and in a week or so he has another appointment with the specialist. We are treating things on their merits. He has been out doing some training but he hasn’t joined in with the team.'

Be interesting to see when he returns if he has more competition with a purchase or two. I'd not expect him to walk straight back into the team after a lengthy lay off either. Be interesting to see how much longer he is out, surely it won't be longer than 3 months in total?!

John Carew, Carew
He's more tired than me or you
He stays out til one or two
John Carew, Carew!


The same report says Wilfred Bouma could be in line for a return in the not too distant future following his horrific ankle injury picked up against Odense in July. Must admit it was horrible to see, I was right in line with it and it didn't make a pretty sight at all!

O'Neill said: 'Freddie is doing a little bit of training now, he is working his way back in again. Fitness is a big thing but at the moment, in terms of being able to do running and things like that, he has been doing really fine. We are taking it on a day-to-day basis.'

Can't wait to see Freddie back, hopefully it won't take him long to get back to the form he was showing at the end of last season, he was turning into a mighty fine defender for us.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday January 14 2009
Time: 3:14PM


Best of luck to the both of them. I hope they both return to full fitness for us as they're both quality players we could use in the first team.
14/01/2009 15:27:00
Will be like 2 new signings when they are both fit and will probably be straight into the starting 11 (unless we buy another striker!)
In MON we trust!
14/01/2009 15:41:00
can't wait for freddy to come back, we need him massively.
14/01/2009 15:58:00
lol, I do love how we all say that when a player recovers from injury. Don't say it too loudly in MON we trust! MON might think he doesn't have to buy anyone else!!!
The Fear
14/01/2009 16:24:00
BOUMA BOUMA BOUMA!!!!!!! Cant wait until he is back, loved by us all.
14/01/2009 17:11:00
More innuendo about Carew. How very sad.
14/01/2009 21:27:00
Innuendo was also a hit for Queen ......
15/01/2009 03:02:00
I never truly appreciated how much i loved Bouma, until he got injured. It will be a solid back four when he is back. As for Carew, well its just gonna be nice to have another option up front, Gabby gets injured we can kiss top4 goodbye. But I am sure the messiah is well aware of this and has a top striker lined up, (i wait with baited breath.........)
15/01/2009 09:10:00
Not sure where the innuendo is this time TheSaucyVicar? I thought I was quite reserved about JC's return. As in the forum, I hope he returns a hungrier and more aggressive striker who starts banging them in for fun. At times he is unplayable for the opponent defences but I don't (only my opinion) think he does it enough and I think he wimps about too much. Can't love everyone but as I keep saying, I would be totally delighted if he did knuckle down and put the sort of 100% effort in game in game out that a) he hasn't b) he should c) would be expected for the wages he is on d) there is no d but I don't like leaving it on c. e) see d
The Fear
15/01/2009 09:19:00
Tis indeed very good news for us Villans, hopeful of glory in one form or another this season. The sooner they are both back into the fold, fully fit and raring, the better. We need bodies to see us through the next few months, and few would, or indeed could, deny that a fully fit Bouma and/or Carew wouldn't give the club a lift at this very hectic point in the programme.
15/01/2009 16:54:00
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