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Doc on the mend

Posted on 31 October 2001  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Gary Doherty is back at Spurs Lodge - and targeting a return to action in January.

Our big Irish defender broke his leg in the Worthington Cup tie against Torquay United back in September.

He was immediately ruled out for four months but the good news is that he has been out of his plaster cast for a week and expects the pin to be removed within a fortnight.

That would free him up to get on with some serious rehabilitation and the 'Doc' can barely wait to get back in his training kit.

Still using crutches, Gary talked us through his current state of play. "I've been out of the cast now for about a week but I still have a pin and a plate in the leg," he explained. "The pin comes out in two weeks so once I've that out, maybe a week's rest and hopefully get on the road to recovery.

"I'm walking fine. I've just started physio with Ali (Beattie) and Chic (Wilkinson) now.

"I get the pin out in a couple of weeks and I'm hoping I'll soon be back on the harder stuff like running and hopefully back around mid-January. Things have gone well so far."

Gary admitted he still hadn't seen a replay of what looked an innocuous tackle on the night that caused all the damage.

"I still haven't seen it but everyone tells me it was just a bit clumsy," he said. "It's just one of those things.

"I've spoken to the lads and they've all said they are sometimes the worst injuries, you barely get touched and yet you get injured seriously.

"It's a shame because things were going quite well and the team is doing really well and I would love to be involved."