Lee Cook has stepped up his long-awaited recovery from a series of knee injuries.
The Rangers winger hasn’t featured since the dour home draw against Plymouth Argyle at the back end of last season.
He returned from his summer holiday and discovered that key-hole surgery would be required on a troublesome knee injury that has dogged his career in recent years.
He has since stepped up his rehabilitation in recent weeks and is now able to run without pain, and for this simplest of tasks he is very thankful.
Speaking to the Ealing Gazette, Cook told of his delight at the latest development in his recovery process.
‘I’ve imagined what it’s like to have no pain – and some nights it’s been so real,’ he said.
‘I was surprised when I woke up in bed and it still hurt.
‘But it has really happened – and you can imagine how I feel not to have pain.’
Manager Jim Magilton admitted that Cook would have to be eased back in, and in consultation with physio Paul Hunter they will manage his injury in stages.
Cook featured regularly last season, but it was apparent that his previous injury was causing him problems at times, with his crossing in particular suffering as a result.
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