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Abu Ogogo on his injury

18 February 2017

Abs aims to come back stronger

Shrewsbury Town midfielder Abu Ogogo looks set to miss the remainder of the season after suffering medial knee ligament damage.

Last season’s Player of the Year picked up the injury against Scunthorpe last week and a scan has revealed that he will be out for between 10 and 12 weeks.

There was understandable frustration for Ogogo, but he is now looking to recover as quickly as possible.

“I’m very frustrated”, Ogogo told ShrewsWeb.

“Obviously the season is pretty much done, but it’s good that I now know exactly what the problem is. Before I had doubts over whether it was my ACL, but now I’ve got the results back I can start getting fit.

“I will keep a positive mind-set. Skitty’s great, the things I do with him are quite fun so hopefully it will make the time go quickly.”

Ogogo picked up the injury after 35 minutes of the Scunthorpe game, but managed to see out the match before the extent of the damage became clear.

“I think adrenaline played a big part,” explained Abu.

“I did the injury and I was down for a little bit. I got up and thought my leg was just going to give way, but I managed to get through the whole game.

“But then afterwards when the adrenaline had worn off I started feeling the pain in the knee and then I went for the scan and it said that I had torn my medial ligament.

“They are saying with this type of injury it’s usually 10 to 12 weeks, but I heal quite quickly when I’m injured so that’s a plus and obviously Skitty is great, he knows what he is doing and he will get me back ASAP.”

Ogogo’s injury is far less serious than those suffered by Nat Knight-Percival and James Wesoloski in recent seasons and he is already back working hard with Chris Skitt.

“You set yourself a goal and every day that passes is a day closer to you being fit”, said Abs.

“It’s not even been a week yet but I’ve got back out on the training pitch and I’ve done some exercise with my upper body.”

“Skitty’s obviously dealt with knee injuries before, he’s dealt with ACL’s which are obviously worse than what I’ve got, so it’s good to know that I’m in safe hands.”

Meanwhile, Abs will continue to play a major role in the dressing room and will support the lads in whichever way he can.

“My role remains the same”, continued Ogogo.

“I will be in and around the boys, I will go in the changing room before the games, at half time and after the game, so I will still be supporting the boys.”

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