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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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Jordan Connerton on the road to recovery for Workington Reds

Crippled with acute hernia pain, Jordan Connerton has been out of action since Reds’ embarrassing FA Trophy loss on November 10.

Jordan Connerton photo
Jordan Connerton

The 23-year-old had been playing in agony until Ossett Town humbled Workington three months ago, and had to take time out to rest his body.

Connerton is still suffering sharp pains from the hernia on the pelvis, and needs steroid injection and intense rehab to get back to match fitness.

Targeting a return to action in time for the trip to bottom club Hinckley in a fortnight, the striker said: “I’ve been in agony.

“The pain became so bad I had to take time away from football.

“It was unbearable. I was playing knowing I wasn’t 100 per cent, and that wasn’t fair to my team-mates.

“It’s been frustrating for me because I love football, but now I know what’s wrong, I can work towards getting back in a red shirt.”

Connerton has seen a specialist in Manchester who advises Premier League stars.

A scan revealed the pelvis hernia, and boss Darren Edmondson has consulted Carlisle United physio Neil Dalton about how to treat the injury.

“Hopefully I’ll be back by the end of the month,” said Connerton.

“It’s been a slow recovery, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.”

The hernia is nothing new for the former Crewe Alexandra talisman.

Connerton had surgery on the hernia 18 months ago.

Tomorrow, Workington start a hat-trick of home matches, starting with Oxford City.

The Hoops haven’t won away from home since beating whipping boys Hinckley 2-0 in October.

City hope to have veteran striker Steve Basham available following a calf injury.

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