THE pelvic injury suffered by Will Aimson has caused him such discomfort that the defender signed from Bury in the summer had times when he struggled to get out of bed.
Argyle manager Ryan Lowe thought the injury had been remedied when he gave Will his Argyle debut in the September draw with Bristol Rovers in the Leasing.com Trophy and he made a big impression with both goals in the Sky Bet League Two draw against Scunthorpe in October.
Sadly for Will and his gaffer, it proved to be a false dawn and the winter has been a period of painstaking recuperation, but the desire to perform in the famous Green shirt remains as fierce as ever.
“He [Aimson] is close but we’re holding him back for obvious reasons,” said Ryan. “We don’t want to rush him and it’s been well documented we rushed him back [from a previous injury].
“It was partly my fault and partly his, because he wanted to get back and play for this football club. He’s still chomping at the bit, he’s around the group but there is no rush for Will.
“The lads who are playing at the moment have done a fantastic job and long may that continue. When Will does come back, it will give them a little boost. We will take it day-by-day and see how he’s feeling.
“The injury he’s had is ten times worse than a hernia operation. When you have a hernia operation, it heals, but this doesn’t, so you have to make sure you heal it. It’s been a horrible injury but he put his body on the line for us and we’ll stick by him.
“He played through the pain barrier for me at Bury, to help us get promoted. We had him assessed before we signed him and we thought it would be fine for the start of the season.
“He probably rushed it back and we’ve now got more details on the injury, and how it works. He will come back fitter and stronger, and he can’t wait to play for the club. The few games he was part of, we saw a good player.”
Elsewhere in the Argyle treatment room, Callum McFadzean and Dom Telford are now back in full training, while physio Dave Galley is working closely with Antoni Sarcevic and Joel Grant ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Colchester United after the duo missed last weekend’s win over Newport.
“We’ve got some more work to do on them [Sarcevic and Grant] and we’ll know more on them in the next 24 hours,” said Ryan.
“McFadzean has been training all week, so he’s back. Telford has done more work and he will be in full training.”