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AARON ON ABSENCE

Posted on 18 September 2006  - 12:00

Aaron Lennon described the prospect of missing out on our forthcoming fixtures as 'horrible', but accepts it is part and parcel of the game.

Aaron Lennon described the prospect of missing out on our forthcoming fixtures as 'horrible', but accepts it is part and parcel of the game.

It has been pretty much all positive for the speedy winger since he joined the Club in the summer of 2005, with him breaking into our first team early last season and forging his way into the England squad in time for the World Cup.

Now he has suffered his first real setback after suffering a knee injury in training before the trip to Manchester United just over a week ago. It was determined that the injury required minor surgery - carried out on Saturday - and he is expected to be absent for a period of up to six weeks.

"I tried to do a sharp turn and felt a pain in the side of my knee," he recalled. "I didn't think much of it but the physio said to go and have a scan.

"The scan showed a little tear in the side of my cartilege. I am a fast healer so I shouldn't be out too long."

Aaron has already missed out on the games against Manchester United, Slavia Prague and Fulham - and it appears being an onlooker does not appeal.

"It is horrible, there are big games coming up and I didn't like watching those games. There is also Europe and Liverpool soon.

"It is part of football and a learning experience. I'll be strong and come back stronger - I'll be alright."