Since signing for the AFC Bournemouth back in the summer, Steve Lovell has yet to feature in any games for the Cherries having suffered injuries since returning to the Club where he started his career.
Lovell is quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying on the long drawn out injury saga: "From the op in November, everything was cleared out and, since that operation, I’ve felt brilliant. I haven’t had any of the original pains or problems with the old injury. It was going to take a little bit of time. Because of the scar tissue, we couldn’t rush into it because if it had built up again it would have caused more problems. It had to be a slow rehab but I’m getting there now. I’m running and I’ve been doing that for nearly two weeks, so everything is coming on really well. At the moment, I’m just doing straight line running so the twisty stuff will come next week. We’ve had to build up the times with the running, just to get the body used to it again. But so far everything has been really good".
Although aiming for a return next month, Lovell goes on to say: "The physiotherapists might tell me that’s too soon but, for me, I’d like to be back fully training and involved in some reserve games by, hopefully, the end of next month. After having three operations on the same ankle, you start to wonder if it’s meant to be. There have been times where I’ve thought ‘Is it worth it?’ and I’ve had family, friends and players that have kept me going, especially Mark Molesley, who has been in that boat and had a torrid time as well".
“He’s always positive and I think that rubs off on you