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Sears Targeting November Return
Wednesday, 10th Jul 2019 10:13

Striker Freddie Sears says he’s targeting November for a return to action with his recovery and rehabilitation from the ACL injury he suffered at Norwich in February progressing well.

The 29-year-old is at this week’s German training camp but working with the physios and conditioning coaches rather than joining in with the rest of the squad.

“I’m four and a bit months in, I’m feeling stronger every day and looking to step up now,” the former West Ham and Colchester man told iFollow Ipswich.

“I’ve just started the AlterG, which is the anti-gravity treadmill, and hopefully will be back on the grass within four to six weeks. So, I’m feeling good, feeling positive and hopefully it's not too much longer now.

“It’s all been good, no setbacks yet, which is a positive. Hopefully I’ll come through this next four to six weeks and then can really start stepping it up.”

He says he has a schedule for his return in mind: “I’ve got a time in my head, I’m looking at November for me personally, but obviously there could be setbacks, there could be knocks. I’m taking it day by day at the minute.

“It’s a long process, it’s been four months now and it hasn’t felt too bad, to be honest, but I’m sure once August starts it’ll start kicking in, the season will be going and I’ll be raring to get back.

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raycrawfordswig added 10:24 - Jul 10
Could be very useful if used on the run in to the end of season.

Northstander_Blue added 10:26 - Jul 10
Fantastic news but please don't rush him back

BlueySwede added 10:45 - Jul 10
Hope to see him back as soon as possible, great squad player who always gives his all. He is one quick player, remember one of his early goals for us (against Birmingham I think) and he just ran away from the opposition. He looked a Premier League-player. Maybe he hasn´t developed quite the player I thought he would, but on the other hand playing for Town these last few seasons have been quite difficult. Still only 29 and should have a few good years in him yet.

BlueandTruesince82 added 10:48 - Jul 10
Play him up top and he should get goals in L1.

tractorboy12341234 added 10:55 - Jul 10
Despite the hype around norwood, Freddie will be the one that drags us out this sorry league, way too good for league one. We’re lucky he got injured and can’t leave BLESSING IN DISGUISE

PortmanTerrorist added 10:56 - Jul 10
As good as we could hope for re Freddie. The lad WILL score goals if played up front, has done that whenever given the chance in Champ, and killed it when last in League 1. Could make the difference and take some pressure off Norwood.

More concerned about Gwion and Nolan. Expected them to be among first names on teamsheet, and to be getting 7/8 out of 10 from each every week. Desperately need them fit for season start and hopefully for our injury curse to end now that the ghost of Mick McCarthy, and his training methods, should be behind us.

runningout added 10:57 - Jul 10
Hopefully he’ll struggle to get back in

cooper4england added 11:26 - Jul 10
29!!!!! Didn't he start playing for West Ham in the mid 80s?

corfu72 added 11:39 - Jul 10
Running out.
You should be ashamed of yourself for making comments like that.Call yourself a Town supporter.

hoppy added 11:40 - Jul 10
Insert *returning from injury player will be like a new signing* comment...

Hopefully he comes back and has the kind of form he's displayed on occasions that he's capable of.

IPSWICHMOUSE added 11:56 - Jul 10
Be good to see him back fully he says though it is a tough injury to come back from...Hopefully it will be November , but i reckon more like December....COYB..ITID.

Northstandveteran added 11:56 - Jul 10
I think runningout's post was misinterpreted by some on here.

I'm assuming he meant that he hopes he struggles to get back in the team because we are winning games and the competition is strong.

bluemike1969 added 12:04 - Jul 10
Northstandveteran......That's the way I read it. I felt runningout meant that the team is playing so well, Freddie will struggle to get back in the squad.
Least thats what I hope he meant.

oH_bluey added 12:25 - Jul 10
Think someone on here could tell the club to sign Tim Eaves? Would be very useful in L1 and FREE! Told Gillingham he’s done and moving on.

oH_bluey added 12:25 - Jul 10
Tom Eaves...

Gcon added 12:30 - Jul 10
Seems like a top man, Freddie, and always gives it his all. But we can't rely on his goal scoring to get us out of this league - 63 appearances over the last two seasons and just 8 goals.

Northstandveteran added 12:39 - Jul 10
Always rated him Gcon.

Unfortunately for him, he was ignored or often played out of position my Mick.

Often stuck out wide somewhere by recent managers to.

Had he been fit and raring to go, he and Norwood would have made a great pairing.

Barty added 12:51 - Jul 10
Good luck Freddie with the rest of your recovery. it will be great to get you back as I am sure you will do very well this coming season.

shouldistayorcounago added 12:53 - Jul 10
Love to see Freddie back and hopefully being played in position again, he was an absolute weapon when we played him down the middle but with such a small squad his workrate seems to dictate we always use him as a wideman. Really hoping he can come back and play a vital part for us as he's a great player at Championship level and definitely think he could make the difference at this level.

nathitfc89 added 12:58 - Jul 10
please do not rush back, but Sears will be a force to be reckoned with in league 1!

ShropshireBluenago09 added 13:46 - Jul 10
Sears is a limited player, again struggling to see where he would fit back in. Only a bit part player IMO

runningout added 14:38 - Jul 10
Yes of course I did mean I hope by the time Sears recovers from injury, we have forwards that do not deserve to be dropped. Don’t believe I have to explain to some donuts

Northstandveteran added 14:58 - Jul 10

spanishblue added 15:05 - Jul 10
Ha never thought you meant anything else R.O.lets hope we create chances for whoever’s up there

Linkboy13 added 16:10 - Jul 10
Sears quality on the ball in a rubbish team stood out last season one of the few if only players who could hold the ball for any length of time people seem to judge him on his goal scoring record i think in division 1 his pace could be crucial .

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