Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Pratley Criticises Martinez For Injury Recurrence

Pratley Criticises Martinez For Injury Recurrence

Darren Pratley has criticised Roberto Martinez after suffering a recurrence of last season's shoulder injury.

The Swansea City midfielder will be sidelined for 2 months and will miss the first 5 weeks of the season.

Pratley explained to Wales Online that Roberto Martinez rushed him back last season, he was back in action after 5 weeks when it was initially thought he'd be out for 10.

It's a severe blow to Pratley as he'll miss the rest of pre-season training, including the Spanish Tour which means he'll be lacking fitness on his return some time in September.

He said:

"I was told to play when I was injured,"

"I came back after five weeks when I should have been out for 10 .

"My shoulder wasn`t fixed properly last season. I was rushed back and we cut corners, which means I will miss the start of the new campaign. It was partly my fault because I wanted to play. But it was partly because I was pressured to rush back.

"It was good to come back early, but, if you cut corners, it comes back to bite you. That`s what happened to me. It`s disappointing because I should have got it fixed properly last year instead of playing. If I had got it done properly, I would be starting the season."

"I have to take it on the chin and learn from this. If I get injured again I need to do whatever is best for myself.

"There are a lot of players in football and at the end of the day you are just a piece of meat.

"I have to look after myself and I will know that in the future."




Bookmark and Share



For the very latest Championship odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Friday July 17 2009
Time: 11:51AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

The Swansea City FC Injury Table...

Our weekly update looking at the injury table and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Set Piece Analysis Part 1- Impact of Conceding from Corners

The first part of our analysis on Swansea's defending at corners, and the impact it has had on their season

Early Signs Are Very Encouraging Under Guidolin Says Taylor

Swansea City left back Neil Taylor says that the early signs are 'very encouraging' as the players adjust to their new head coach Francesco Guidolin

Stats: Swansea's Midfielders Compared - Ki, Cork & Britton

A stats comparison of Swansea's current midfield trio provides some surprising results...

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

What will the result be vs Southampton?
Suggested By:
Swansea City win73%
Draw16%
Southampton11%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 25 11 8 6 41 10
6 West Ham 25 10 9 6 39 9
7 Southampton 25 10 7 8 37 9
8 Everton 25 8 11 6 35 12
9 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
10 Watford 25 9 6 10 33 0
11 Stoke 25 9 6 10 33 -7
12 Crystal Palace 25 9 5 11 32 -4
13 Chelsea 25 7 9 9 30 -2
14 WBA 25 7 8 10 29 -9
15 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 7 11 28 -12
16 Swansea 25 6 9 10 27 -9
17 Newcastle 25 6 6 13 24 -18
18 Norwich 25 6 5 14 23 -20
19 Sunderland 25 5 5 15 20 -19
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Southampton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 28 2016 2:05PM : Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 2 2016 7:45PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 19 2016 5:30PM : Aston Villa (H)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Phil W3
2.Vital Swansea City2
3.eye_nose_hat2
4.Dennis Downing2