Date: 8th January 2015 at 8:51pm
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Right back Carlos Edwards has said he’s simply taking it one day at a time as he continues his rehabilitation from his long term knee injury.

The experienced defender joined us over the summer on a permanent move from Ipswich Town following his earlier loan spell with us, and he was manager Ian Holloway’s first signing in pre season, but in September during the game with Nottingham Forest he suffered significant knee damage as he fell awkwardly in a challenge.

Speaking to the official site as he continues his recovery from damage to both cruciate and lateral knee ligaments, he says he remains upbeat and positive, but he’s not yet at the stage when he can start talking dates for a potential first team return.

‘I have never been a negative person and in that sense, as soon as I knew what the matter was, I started to focus on my recovery. As the gaffer said very early on, you use an awful lot more muscles in your faces when you are angry, so if you smile a lot – as I like to – it keeps you looking young, and also it just helps keep you positive.’

Edwards says that working with Bobby Bacic there is a ‘structured’ plan in place for his recovery, and at the moment it’s all ‘going to plan’ and whilst he’s had some dodgy days mentally, for the most part he’s enjoyed the rehab and working with the medical staff and he knows he’s well on course for a return.

‘I can’t baby my knee and can’t sit around because it’s not going to do me, my missus, the kids, the club, the manager, the physio and the fans any good. I desperately need to get back. It is one day at a time, I do set myself targets, but pencil in playing by April, May? No.’

Edwards finishes by saying that the only targets he’s setting at the moment are three week targets and small improvements so he can keep on an upward curve, without pushing or risking anything by trying to do too much to fast.

‘If I do two weeks and think that it is going ok then, with agreement, I can maybe up the weights a little, or whatever, and that’s how I do it.’

The six month mark will be key though as that will be when the light at the end of the tunnel appears in his mind, but until he can start doing the ‘things’ he’s not allowed to yet, that light isn’t there, but progress is being made.

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