Date:Friday July 17 2009
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.
"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."
Date:Friday July 17 2009
Monk Expects Gomis Return vs Deportivo La Coruna (Saturday July 25 2015)
Monk Pleased Despite Only Managing 1-1 Draws (Saturday July 25 2015)
Monk Gives An Insight Into What Happens In Training (Wednesday July 22 2015)
Premier League Summer Transfers So Far (Wednesday July 22 2015)
Swansea Squad Looks Pretty Much Complete (Tuesday July 21 2015)
72% Said Club Were Right To Sell Jazz Richards (Tuesday July 21 2015)
Monk Left Disappointed Despite Win vs 1860 Munich (Saturday July 18 2015)
FSF Urge Clubs To Reduce Away Ticket Prices (Friday July 17 2015)
Should Fulton Go Out On Loan Next Season? (Thursday July 16 2015)
Live Stream: Borussia Monchengladbach v Swansea (Wednesday July 15 2015)
|20. West Ham||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|More Changes At Arsenal
» Arsenal : 31/07/2015 11:58:00
|BFG: We Can Deal With Pressures of Wembley
» Arsenal : 31/07/2015 11:46:01
|Angel Off, Pedro In, Claims One News Source!
» Man Utd : 31/07/2015 11:05:00
|Sow Price Going Through the Roof?
» West Ham : 31/07/2015 10:52:00
|Fan Thoughts. Transfer Activity So Far?
» Aston Villa : 31/07/2015 10:44:01