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Bodde Explains His 'Strange' Recovery Process

Bodde Explains His 'Strange' Recovery Process

In an interview with News of the World, Ferrie Bodde explains the 'strange' things he had to do to recover from his troublesome knee injury.

The Dutch midfielder told the Sunday newspaper that his gruelling recovery process featured swimming in his Swansea City tracksuit, riding a bike with flat tyres and running up and down sand dunes.

After another long and extremely tough rehabilitation process Ferrie Bodde is now feeling stronger now than ever after his fitness regime has helped to strengthen his muscles.

Bodde was on the bench for yesterday's game at Derby County and he could well feature next Saturday as we face bottom side Peterborough United at the Liberty Stadium.

'I had to do a lot of strange things during rehab to strengthen my knee.

'I had to swim in my Swansea tracksuit. That was tough but it was good for the muscles in my knee, shoulders and arms.

'First I would just walk, then I would swim but you can't do that for very long wearing clothes. The tracksuit is double lined so it was very heavy when it became wet.

'I also had to ride a bike with flat tyres. That is very hard. You have to cycle standing up to get the bike going.

'Then I had to walk on the beach for three hours with a heavy backpack.

'But the toughest bit was running up and down sand dunes for an hour. By the end of it I was so tired I was close to throwing up.

'It was a hectic schedule and I feel very strong now. In fact, I feel like Superman!

'I did a lot of work in the sand because it's good for the knee muscles.

'There's an indoor beach at Scheveningen and I would play football there with a few other players. We would play two against two for three hours and that really helped my knee.'


Swansea City have been without one of their best players since November 2008 when he picked up the serious knee ligament injury. He recovered at the start of this season but he was forced out for another 5 months after suffering another injury.

The 27 year-old finally looks like putting the tough rehab training sessions behind him now as he eyes a return to League action within the next few weeks. There's even been talk that he could make his comeback on Saturday.

Bodde added:

'I want to be playing again as soon as possible but I've got to be patient. I want to make sure I'm 100 per cent right.

'There is talk I might be back for Peterborough. We'll see.'




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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Sunday February 21 2010
Time: 4:22PM

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well done Bodde, he's putting the effort in and you can see how much he wants to play football and get back to his awesome best. i cant wait to see him play again, he's a joy to watch.
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