Striker Jimmy Spencer has thanked the club’s supporters and staff for their well-wishes during his time on the sidelines…
Spencer was substituted in the first game of pre-season against Arnold Town back in July and a scan revealed that he had injured his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right leg and he will be out for the next nine months.
Since then he’s had successful surgery and will now be working with the medical team in rehab.
He told the Official Site: ”It’s going well, I’ve just started back in this week, but it’s getting better everyday. I’m walking fine now, so it’s going good.
“I knew I had done something straight away, I had done my left leg before, so I knew there was something wrong this time.
“I was trying to stay positive and hope for the best, but the next day I had my scan and that were it. John (Wilson) knew it and he had to tell me the news.
“I was devastated at first and my head was all over, but I’ve got round that and I’m ready to crack on.
“I’d like to thank all the supporters for all their messages on social media, they’ve been great with me since I arrived here. Thanks for sticking by me and I will be back to where I was soon."
The former Huddersfield Town forward will be working very closely with the team’s medical department and has already started his rehab work in Nottingham.
He added: "It's really light stuff at the minute this week, tensing the muscle around my leg, learning the technique to walk again back to normal and strengthening the area.
"I'm sick of the sight of the medical team already! They are doing my head in! But honestly they've been great, they are keeping my head straight and I can't wait to get started properly with the rehab work."
Keep up to date with Spencer's rehab work throughout the season on the Official Site.