Jayden Bogle’s season was cut short last season after suffering with a knee injury that caused him to need surgery.
Back in February, Sheffield United confirmed that the right-back was set to be out for about six months.
However, five months later, the player doesn’t seem to be too close to a return as it stands.
Nevertheless, with pre-season underway and the new season nearly upon us, Paul Heckingbottom was able to provide a positive update on the 21-year-old’s recovery as he told The Star: “Everyone’s pleased with him.
“There’ll be no rush, just because of how tough the injury can be. But he’s sort of turned the corner in terms of reacting to things and everyone’s pleased with him.
“He’s got back up there with his strength, so we’ll start progressing things a little bit more.
“He was carrying something for a few games, and he wanted to keep playing and stay on the pitch. But gradually, it was hurting earlier in the game, and then it became restrictive. And it was cartilage damage.
“If you’re having those sorts of operations, it’s never a straightforward job. But he’s in a good place at the minute and is reacting really well.”
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Although Bogle won’t be available for the start of the season, this is a really positive update on his fitness given how long he’s been out and it definitely seems he’s on the up with his recovery now.
His absence last season was a blow for the Blades and he’s a player they will be looking forward to having back after he scored three goals in 18 appearances from right-back last season.
The 21-year-old has had an unlucky start to his career but with the club letting him take the time he needs with his recovery is positive and he will be hoping he can come back to have an impact when fully fit next season.