Wheater Undergoing Further Knee Rehabilitation

  • October 28, 2013 | By Chris Mann
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David Wheater's continued absence from the Bolton team is down to a long-standing knee injury, according to Dougie Freedman.

Wheater hasn't played for Wanderers since the 3-1 defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion in September. Freedman's side have remained unbeaten in the five games they have played since that loss at the AMEX, but the Trotters boss says the 26-year-old is only out of his plans at the moment because of ongoing issues with his fitness.

The former Middlesbrough defender ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament in May 2012 and has only made a handful of appearances since that date, but Freedman says Wheater's latest round of rehabilitation is to help him rediscover the form that once put him on the fringes of the England side.

"We feel he's not really back to where he belongs," Freedman told the club's official YouTube channel.

"He's had to come back out of the team, to get rehabilitated in the right possible way, to get him stronger and to continue to play games week in week out."

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