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  • Sunday June 6th, 2010 @ 17:15

COUGHLAN ON LONG ROAD TO RECOVERY

As St Patrickís Athletic prepare to take on his old club Bray Wanderers in the Airtricity League, Garret Coughlan took time out to update www.stpatsfc.com with progress on his leg-break injury.

How is the recovery progressing?

I was back in the hospital yesterday getting some of the staples out and the x-ray showed that it was resetting well which is a good sign.

Iíll be on crutches for another four weeks and wonít be able to put any weight on it.

I have a metal rod running from the front of my knee to my ankle which looks a bit freaky on an x-ray.

How was your stay in hospital?

After it happened I ended up staying in hospital from the Friday through to the Wednesday which was a bit of a shock to the system as I had never stayed overnight in a hospital before.

I must say the hospital staff, nurses and doctors were great to me and I got loads of messages of support.

You attended the Drogheda United game recently what was that like?

I sat there but really I just wanted to play.

I was gutted for the lads (on losing 2-1) and would have loved to have been out there on the pitch.

Missing out is tough as I was just starting to get a run of a few games in the team when the injury happened, but Iíll continue to support the team and Iíll be up in Dundalk for the Cup game on Friday.

Have you set yourself any goals for yourself in terms of a recovery?

No not really, it looks like Iím out for the season, I would love to perhaps get back for pre-season and get back playing for Patís but at the moment itís just a case of waiting to see how the break starts to heal.

Hopefully time will fly and at least Iíll have a good view of the world cup this Summer!

Both the club and supporters wish Garret a successful and speedy recovery.

St Patrickís Athleticís next home game in the Airtricity League is against Bray Wanderers on Tuesday 8th June kick off 7.45pm at Richmond Park.

The midfielder features on the latest match poster for this game.

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