Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 23 October 2014

David Healy: Injury has ended my season, but I’ll be back refreshed

To say this season has been frustrating would be a huge understatement.

In fact, the last two seasons have been ones to forget for me.

Just to round it off, I picked up a medial ligament injury in training and am almost certainly out for the campaign.

Thankfully it isn’t a serious injury and there’ll be no lasting damage but there is no way I could play with it.

I’ve have been receiving treatment at Ipswich but I’m more than likely to be heading back to Sunderland next week before continuing the treatment until the end of the season.

Although I didn’t score as many goals as I would have liked during my loan period, I hope I have contributed something in what has been a difficult season for everyone at Portman Road.

The one goal I did score earned us a point at Scunthorpe which was important at the time but of course I would have wanted to play more and find the target more.

In recent weeks I have been playing through the pain barrier as I fractured a rib in a game against Blackpool just after Northern Ireland’s trip to Albania.

I’ve had to take painkillers just to get through training but now this new injury has finished my season.

All I want to do now is work on my fitness, have a good break in the summer then come back to Sunderland totally refreshed for pre-season.

I don’t know what the future will hold for me as I haven’t sat down and talked to the manager but I want to play a lot more football next season.

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