Ollie Norburn provides an update on his injury and recovery.
Shrewsbury Town can confirm that Ollie Norburn has successfully undergone an Arthroscopic Keyhole Knee procedure.
Town’s number eight required a minor operation to repair a Patella Tendon injury picked up after a knock in Town’s third-round Emirates FA Cup fixture with Liverpool.
The midfielder will now wear a brace for a short time before undergoing a rehab period with the Salop medical team that is estimated to last around four months.
Despite a season-ending injury, Ollie is pleased his operation went well and is already looking forward to working hard during the rehab process. He said: "I am gutted that my season is over. I have to just keep positive and think positive. I will be doing everything I can to come back as strong and as fit as possible.
"The Manager was gutted for me really but it's just one of those things that happens in football. You have to be prepared for these things and be mentally tough. It will test my character but I will come back stronger.
"I was injured at the start of the season and missed some games, so I know what to expect. This is probably the longest injury I’ve had so it will be a test. I have to get in the gym and work hard to get back fitter and stronger than I’ve ever been.
"The operation was a success and now I have to rest up. I am in a brace for six weeks so I am limited to what I can do. As soon as that comes off, I will be in the gym working hard to get back better than ever."
Despite being out for the season, Ollie notes he will be supporting his team-mates during the rest of the season and feels Town can have a strong end to the 2019/20 campaign.
"I hope that the lads can have a strong end to the season,” said Ollie. “We want to pick up as many points as we can and end this run that we are on. We have the quality in the squad so I’m sure it will come to an end soon.
“I will be supporting the lads and the management team from the side-lines and I am sure we will go on a run and win some games. The squad is good enough and we know we can do better.”