Huddersfield Town would hit with a frustrating injury blow back in November 2019 with the news that Tommy Elphick has been ruled out for the remainder of this year’s campaign with a knee problem.
The experienced defender has made 14 appearances for the Terriers in his time with the club so far, and he’ll be hoping he can return to the squad at the earliest of opportunities.
Huddersfield Town have struggled in their first season back in the Championship, and are currently sat 18th in the second tier standings with just nine games remaining in this year’s campaign.
However, that survival bid has been put on hold for the time being due to recent off-the-field events, with no scheduled return date in place as of yet.
Speaking in an interview with the Yorkshire Post, issued an update on his rehabilitation progress, and revealed that he is in regular contact with the club whilst the UK is in ‘lockdown’.
“Steve Humphries (senior physio), who is looking after me, has been in contact every day and I am really lucky with the facilities I have at home where I have a bit of a gym and plenty of equipment to be using.
“Then, hopefully, through all this bad stuff that is going on, I could be gaining a little bit of time, as I am actually not missing the action that a lot of other lads are and the day-to-day stuff.”
Elphick went on to admit that he is progressing well in his recovery, and revealed that his injury has been slightly easier to deal with during this tricky period of time for the UK.
“Psychologically, it has made it a little bit easier to deal with the injury in this period, but obviously, there’s some scary things going on in the world that we want to steer clear of. But, in terms of the injury, I am doing really well and progressing nicely.
“Originally, when I had the operation, the top surgeon was erring on the side of caution and he roughly set out nine to 12 months and looked towards 12 with anything before being a bonus.”
“But since then, we have met him a couple of times and he’s really happy with it and he has given us the green light to aim for the nine months, which makes it around August time.
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It’s good to hear that he’s progressing well in his recovery.
Elphick has been desperately unlucky with injuries in recent years, and he’ll be hoping that he can return to action for Huddersfield Town at the earliest of opportunities.
I was impressed with what I saw from him when he was involved for the Terriers, and I think he can be an excellent player for Danny Cowley’s squad with his experience and leadership qualities.
I still don’t think that Huddersfield would be struggling to retain their Championship status if they had Elphick available for the majority of this year’s campaign.