Striker suffered broken ankle
Injured striker Jamille Matt spoke of his desperation to get moving again after suffering a fractured ankle in training over a month ago.
The former Kidderminster man revealed that he is still some way off a full recovery and a return to action due to the amount of time that he has been immobile, but says he is on schedule and is happy with the progress his ankle has made the with the physio work.
He said: “I think the recovery is going pretty well to be honest, the physio seems pleased with it at the moment and I seem to be right on schedule.
“It was a fracture on my ankle. I think that it might have come in the game against York, but didn’t actually show any signs of it being a fracture, so it could have been a stress fracture. Then in training on the Tuesday, I turned and it just gave way like it was waiting to happen, but it is just one of those things. I am working hard to get back fit now.
“I am still wearing a supporting boot at the minute, which comes off in a couple of days. Hopefully if given the all clear by the doctor, I can start the rehab then which will take a little bit of time as well, because I have not played or done anything for the best part of six weeks. Hopefully though, the quicker I start doing the rehab, the quicker I will be back.”
Matt, who was hitting a good patch of form at the time of the injury, hit 7 goals in all competitions and was an important part of the squad. He admitted that his recent performances on the pitch are what are keeping him with a positive mind.
He continued: “I have had a couple of days where I have been a little bit down. At the time of the injury I thought I had just started to play well and do my best stuffs, so that was a disappointing thing. But that kind of gave me the confidence to think when I get back, I want to be at that level and that kept me positive to be honest. I am looking forward to getting back playing.
“To score and help the team was always good, and like I said, I am looking forward to working hard. I am actually looking forward to running again, I know it sounds strange but I haven’t done anything for a while so I am looking forward to getting back out on that pitch, doing a bit of running and joining the lads.”
The striker said he cannot wait to add some speed and mobility into his recovery process, which has limited his movement for the time being.
“More or less every day I have been working on the arms and doing some core work, which is all I can really do at the minute. They have put some good sessions on for me and I am enjoying it.”
“I need to get my legs working again because all I have been doing is walking everywhere. I need to get into a little jog or something that I take for granted that I can’t do at the minute, so I am looking forward to getting back to being able to do that.”
Matt also highlighted the side’s inconsistency on the pitch and says that once it is put right, the team will fulfil their target at the right end of the table, and expressed his disappointment at missing out on the FA Cup game against Burton Albion on Saturday, but believes his teammates will take them through to the Third Round.
He concluded: “We have had some great results and also some that we have been disappointed with. It is just a bit of inconsistency at the moment, we just need to get that consistency in our game and we will keep rising if we do that and we will end up where we want to be.
“The FA Cup is always a good weekend whenever that comes around and I am disappointed that I am not involved, because it is something that every player looks forward to when the fixtures are brought out, but I am sure that the boys who are involved will get us to the third round.”