WEYMOUTH’S Calvin Brooks has said he is itching to return to action during his current spell out with a knee injury.
The defender has not played since the
Terras lost 2-0 at home to Frome Town in
mid-October and, following a scan on
Tuesday, is set to be out for another two to three weeks with Brooks hoping it will be closer to two.
Brooks said: “It is disappointing because I’ve already missed about three weeks now.
“Obviously it is hard to keep going to training and keep going to the games and having to just sit on the side and watch but you can’t influence it.”
He first felt the injury back in mid-October in the 2-1 win away against St Neots Town, but played for another three games with his most recent appearance coming in the 2-0 loss at home to Frome Town.
The defender said: “I was trying to manage the injury the best I could and then it ended up getting to a point where it was too bad to play on.”
His return will be managed carefully and new signing Charlie Seaman has helped take the pressure off his return.
Brooks explained: “We haven’t got a massive squad so it was important that the boss
managed to bring someone else in and that’s given me a chance to get fully fit.”
Manager Mark Molesley explained to him that it would give Brooks further time to get fit, helping to avoid returning too early and risk a further, longer term, injury.
“I don’t want to feel like I’m leaving the other lads short.”
“At the end of the day I don’t want to be playing 50 percent and not being able to put in a performance and also just don’t want to sustain a longer term injury that might make me miss a larger chunk of the season.”
The last two home matches have seen 2-0 wins against Kings Langley and Tiverton Town, which Brooks has watched from the sidelines.
Brooks said: “We done what we seem to do quite a lot this season and managed to pull it out the bag late on. The other important thing is we managed to keep a clean sheet and obviously we did the same the other day against Tiverton and pull it out the bag with two late goals again.
“Couldn’t have asked much more from the boys, six points from two games.”
“I am itching just to get back out. It’s hard to watch. You feel like you can’t influence it, can’t make an impact. It’s not nice to be on the sidelines to be honest.”