Enyimba captain Mfon Udoh is thrilled to be back on his feet again following a knee ligament injury which has sidelined him for the past five months.
Udoh sustained the injury towards the end of the last Nigeria Professional Football League season and recently returned to training.
The former Akwa United star admitted that the knee injury was serious enough that he considered his career might be over.
“It has been a very difficult period for me, I must confess. Coming from injury, back to training right now. At first, when I had the injury, I thought I was never going to play again, because of the severe nature of the injury,” Udoh told the club’s official website.
Udoh, who finished as top scorer in the Nigeria Professional Football League five seasons ago, is yet to kick a ball this term and he admitted it has been tough staying on the sidelines while his teammates do the job on the field.
“Honestly, sometimes I wish i could borrow someone’s legs to go and play,” he joked.
“You can’t just stay away. You have hunger for the game, as a professional, and sometimes staying outside and watching my colleagues play, I’m always sad. It made me want to come back as quick as I could.
“I have to applaud our medical crew, they have been awesome. From the beginning of the injury, they were there for me, they made sure I underwent all the necessary treatment. I’m so grateful to the players too, who have been supportive.”
In his absence, Enyimba have struggled to get going especially in the opening weeks of the campaign and Udoh has praised his teammates for their efforts so far.
“The inability to score goals in the team right now, I think it’s because we’re just starting. We have a bulk of new players getting to know each other. I think, as time goes on, we’ll blend,” he asserted.
“But as for me I’m going to try my best. I’m going to join in, join forces with my players, and make sure we try as much as possible not to put the fans under pressure.”