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Nydam Staying Positive During Recovery
Thursday, 5th Sep 2019 14:37

Tristan Nydam says he’s staying positive and that his recovery from the broken ankle he suffered during pre-season is progressing well.

“I’m good, positive, my recovery is coming on alright, I’m just not doing too much at the moment,” the 19-year-old said in an interview with BBC Radio Suffolk’s Life’s a Pitch (1hr 12mins 51secs).

“I’m in my cast for another three weeks and then I’ll probably be able to start full weight-bearing and a bit more in the gym.

“Now I can put a little bit more weight through it, I’ve started doing a bit of upper body work in the gym.”

He says he’s likely to return to action early next year: “Probably around February time I’ll be back, six months.”

Recalling what looked a very painful injury, suffered in the friendly at Notts County, Nydam added: “It wasn’t too nice, it didn’t feel too nice. I didn’t looked at my leg because I knew it was out of place, I never looked down.”

Nydam made only one senior start and five sub appearances last season, one game from the bench for the Blues and the rest during a frustrating loan spell in Scotland during the first half of the season.

“Last year was a bit of a lost year and I was hoping to kick-on a bit this season,” Nydam reflected. “Unfortunately, these things happen in football.

“[My aim now is] hopefully to kick-on when I’m back and then kick-on next season as well, hopefully play as much as I can.”

While primarily a central midfield player, the England U19 international played at left-back during pre-season and says could be in that role that he returns to the team in the final months of the campaign.

“I don’t see why not,” the Zimbabwe-born, Colchester-based youngster added. “We’ve got a lot of centre mids here. I’ve played at left-back previously in the academy, so I don’t see why I can’t play there now.”

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dirtydingusmagee added 15:14 - Sep 5
Good to hear no complications, cant rush these things, but be good to see the lad up and playing again .

MrTown added 15:19 - Sep 5
Glad to hear. Long old career ahead of you son, and hopefully some im,portant years for Town.

If pre season was a short glimpse to go from, a very promising left back for the future.

stevelincsexile added 15:54 - Sep 5
Any news on Morris and Lancaster?

hollywoodginge added 17:02 - Sep 5
I agree MrTown 👍

Suffolkboy added 17:34 - Sep 5
This young man does appear to have a lot to offer :and he seems a very sound character ,the sort who epitomises everything most of us think of as ‘ ITFC ‘ through and through .
Every good wish fo a successful recovery and return to First Team squad duty : you’ll be a super addition .

muccletonjoe added 18:25 - Sep 5
Hope you make a swift recovery and we see you back in the team before march.

runningout added 19:44 - Sep 5
When pots off. Time to work hard for TN

Linkboy13 added 09:48 - Sep 6
Nice to see the lad getting better but i fear his future may be away from Portman road don't think he's quite got it hope I'm wrong though because he's a very popular lad.

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