Wheater Returns To Full Training

  • February 03, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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David Wheater has returned to full training, nearly five months since he last appeared in a first-team game for Bolton.

Wheater suffered a serious knee injury in May 2012 and although he did manage to make a handful of appearances in the latter stages of last season, as well as seven league outings this term, the 26-year-old has gone almost two years without a regular run of games.

The former Middlesbrough defender hasn't played for Wanderers since September's 3-1 defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion, but Trotters boss Dougie Freedman says the player should be back in contention for Saturday's home game against Bournemouth.

"David Wheater will be back with us on Monday," Wheater is quoted by Sky Sports.

"David Wheater's knee problem was never really solved. The physical condition couldn't handle the workload that was required to play week-in, week-out; hence at the beginning of the season he was playing a game and then not training. I couldn't have that.

"He's been, for the last six weeks, with the sports science department, 24 hours a day nearly, working.

"Monday morning he will be back, fully fit and in contention."

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