Date: 10th January 2017 at 9:31pm
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American international Geoff Cameron has travelled to the United States for a second opinion on the knee injury that has kept him out of contention for the last two months.

The player picked up the problem in our two nil victory over Hull City on October 22 but it’s been a long return for him so far, he does however continue to have hopes that he can make a comeback in February and to ensure that happens a second opinion has been sought to make sure he’s on track as he recovers from his medial collateral ligament problem.

Speaking to the Sentinel the player explained he hoped he’d be back in action for February, so he could come into contention for the United States’ World Cup qualifiers in March.

‘It’s 10 weeks now and it’s been a frustrating 10 weeks. In this area of the knee it’s been tough to heal. I don’t think it requires surgery and I’m positive I’ll be back in the next month or so, but I want to take my time and make sure I’m fully recovered. It’s been a slow and a frustrating procedure for me because throughout my career I haven’t been really injured, knock on wood.’

Cameron went on to say that his spell out of action was made slightly more difficult because it came over the festive period and with his family and friends in the States – even though this time he had near relatives over – he always enjoys the fixture calendar.

‘I was almost kind of depressed because at Christmas these are the big games and I love playing at this time of year. You try not to dwell on the negative aspects and stay positive to stay in a good mind frame. Friends and family coming over helps take my mind off it. It’s tough going into training every day because you’re on a different time frame. The other guys ask how you are, but you’re not really a part of it. You hear them come off the pitch and you hear `this guy got done today’ or `did you see the meg this guy did?’ You are missing that.’

Asked about the trip to the US for the consultation, he went on to say that manager Mark Hughes was more than on board with the suggestion as hopefully it can only help his recovery.

‘He’s always asking how I’m feeling and how I’m doing. He’s all for it because he just wants to get me back playing. Hopefully, we will get some answers in the next week or so.’

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