Fit-again Adam Webster has got a ‘brand new’ ankle as he eyes a first-team return

Adam Webster limps off at Elland Road with a hamstring injury, he later sustained an ankle injury th

Adam Webster limps off at Elland Road with a hamstring injury, he later sustained an ankle injury that has kept him out for half of the season.

Adam Webster admits that he feels like he’s got a ‘brand new’ ankle.

Having ruptured his ligaments in a freak incident in training, in mid-January, fit-again Webster could make a return to the football pitch on Sunday when Town visit Nottingham Forest (12pm KO).

It’s been a frustrating few months for the 22-year-old, who went under the knife for the injury, as he explains.

“It was the same injury as I had when I came here (last summer),” said Webster.

“I didn’t have the operation before so there was always a chance that I was going to do it again – which I didn’t know!

“It just gave way in training one day (after the 3-2 home win over Blackburn but before the 1-0 FA Cup defeat to Lincoln), I didn’t think it was that bad, but I had a scan and it turned out to be ruptured.

“It wasn’t the best of times, but thankfully the operation went well and the surgeon was really happy with it.”

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Webster is happy with his progress too, and ahead of a defining game on Sunday, is yet to feel any ill effects.

“Honestly, my ankle feels like it’s brand new,” said the defender, who also missed a few games in September and October following a hamstring injury sustained in the 1-0 defeat at Elland Road.

“I haven’t had any setbacks, or soreness or stiffness.

“It (having the operation) is something I definitely needed doing because it was in a bad way.

“When I did it previously, it wasn’t as painful as when I first did it and I was quite hopeful that I’d be out for a couple of weeks. I was even thinking about trying to play in the Lincoln game, but there was no chance!”

With Town struggling for form when Webster picked up the injury, the defender admits it was a ‘very frustrating’ time.

“I’d played most of the games up until that point so to get injured then was very frustrating,” said Webster.

“Any injury is frustrating, but to experience the same one is even more so, but hopefully there will be no more problems because it feels very good.”

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