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Simpson over injury blues

20 December 2012

Specialist help for Robbie

Robbie Simpson is finally over his injury blues thanks to help from a top specialist in London and looking for a new start in 2013.

Latics' forward (pictured) has revealed on Tuesday he had his first pain free training session for three months.

"I felt like crying because I was so happy at having a pain free training session. I just want to get back to the form I showed last season and also in pre-season," he said. 

Simpson admitted that the groin/pelvic problem has been impairing his mobility in matches.

He explained: "Everything I did, I would get a tugging pain in my pelvis which was holding me back.

"When I wanted to change direction or sprint, or even just whipping in a ball in as hard as I could, it was there and was restricting my movement."

Simpson added that he paid two visits to a specialist in London which has proved pivotal in finally regaining fitness.

He continued: "I went to see the specialist last week to try and clear it up.

"It was a lot better, but still slightly troubling me so I went down again on Monday and trained Tuesday pain free.

"That night I collapsed at home because I was so happy as the adrenalin got the better of me being pain free and I probably ran more than I ought to have done."

Simpson added he will have to be careful to prevent a recurrence.

And Simpson's New Year wish is a second half to the season to remember.

"Hopefully I can kick on injury free in 2013, score some goals and help Latics push up the table," he concluded.

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