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Elsnik Ready And Raring To Go For Crewe Test

Attacker Could Make His Town Comeback Today

27 January 2018

Timi Elsnik feels he is fitter than ever as he prepares for a possible comeback for Town this afternoon.

The highly-talented attacker has been out of action since late November after tearing his hamstring, and he's been carrying out his rehab back at parent club Derby County.

After making a return for The Rams' U23's side on Monday evening, Elsnik was back in training with Town on Thursday and he is expected to be involved against Crewe Alexandra this afternoon - a challenge he's relishing. 

"I'm feeling very good," Elsnik told the local media on Thursday.

"I'm feeling sharp, back in shape, fit and I can't wait for Saturday and hopefully my opportunity will come.

"I tore my hamstring on the tendon and it was quite a bad one, it was a Grade Three, 11cm so it was worse than we first expected.

"It was meant to be eight-twelve weeks and it is eight weeks now so Derby have done a very good job and I've done everything I could to get back as soon as I could.

"Derby then did something called a PRP, it is a new technology so they take your blood, spin it around in the machine, take the good bits out and then put it back into your leg. That helped me a lot because the injury was on the tendon and there isn't much blood around the tendon so it takes longer to heal."

Timi Elsnik On His Rehab

"Everything went well and I'm back fit now, I'm happy and I can't wait to get started again.

"It is an important period for us and we've got a good chance of having a good spell.

"We're close and the main goal for everyone is to fight for promotion.

"I'm always confident and I think we've got a good chance. It is about being consistent so if we can put a good marker down on Saturday then hopefully we can go on and have a good spell in the next six games or so."

Elsnik benefitted from the top of the range medical facilities at Derby County, and the midfielder went on to detail just exactly what went into his treatment and rehab.

"At the beginning it was hard to really do anything," he added.

"I just had to rest and let it heal and I had to take a lot of vitamins and things like that.

"Derby then did something called a PRP, it is a new technology so they take your blood, spin it around in the machine, take the good bits out and then put it back into your leg. 

"That helped me a lot because the injury was on the tendon and there isn't much blood around the tendon so it takes longer to heal.

"That really helped.

"It was then making my legs and my glutes a lot stronger after that to prevent the injury happening again.

"I'm feeling really good now.

"The game on Monday (for Derby's U23's) was a little test for me to see if I was ready to come back and I felt really good, I felt confident and like I never left!

"We won 7-2, it was a great game and the staff from Swindon came to watch so it was a positive to know that they were there and that they cared."


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