Scotland international Robert Snodgrass is delighted to be back in training for Hull City after 14 months of injury hell.
Snodgrass joined in in his first training session on Monday with the first team squad after over a year out after dislocating his knee cap and damaging cruciate ligaments.
“He trained today and everybody at the club is delighted to see him back out and on the grass,” Hull boss Steve Bruce told the club’s official website.
“He’s still got a long way to go but he’s made his first steps and that is great for Robert.”
Snodgrass suffered the huge setback minutes into his Premier League debut for Hull against Queen’s Park Rangers in August 2014.
The 28-year-old missed the entire season plus Scotland’s failed Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.
“I want to try and get back into that as quickly as I can and I’m not that far away. I can’t wait for that day, but because it has been such a severe injury, I know I need to be right first,” he told the club’s official website.
“It has been far too long (since last playing). Previously, the longest time I’d had out injured was six weeks so to be out for 14 months has been tough.
“But I’m still smiling and still battling.”
On Tuesday, Snodgrass tweeted his delight at being back involved.
Good to be back training with lads…. #progress ⚽️
— Robert snodgrass (@robsnodgrass7) October 26, 2015
Snodgrass still hasn’t set a return date to Championship action.
“To be honest, I’d be crazy to name a game because it would only set me back if I didn’t hit that target,” added Snodgrass.
“I’d love to know which game it will be, but I’m just taking it one day at a time and progressing each day.”