Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Bendtner: “I have no pain”
By 1970’s Gooner
Nicholas Bendtner hasn’t kicked a ball sine Denmark’s defeat to Japan during the World Cup in South Africa. He was carrying a groin strain into the finals which he chose to ignore.
His problems began with that car accident he suffered at the end of 2009 on his way to training at London Colney.
And he did admit that he compounded the injury by forcing himself to play for Denmark in the World Cup.
“Both you and I can figure out that if I had a two and a half month break, rather than going to South Africa, I would have been much further ahead now. I would have been close to playing again, both for Arsenal and the national team”
Well, he is now almost ready to return to action for his club. He has since Monday been training with the Arsenal squad
“Now I'm ready and it is a great day for me today. Some of the boys have time off because of their internationals, but otherwise I train together with the other first team players at Arsenal and I've enjoyed myself so much” he said to the Danish press.
The encouraging news is that he is pain free:
“I have no pain in the groin and have trained so hard physically, that maybe I'm in my best shape ever. I need only a couple of reserve team matches to be quite sharp in football terms. It’s my hope that I can be with the first team in 14 days”
Let’s hope he makes it.