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Osbourne Keen to Focus on the Future as His Injury Nightmare is 'Firmly in the Past'
 
Osbourne Keen to Focus on the Future as His Injury Nightmare is 'Firmly in the Past'

Osbourne Keen to Focus on the Future as His Injury Nightmare is 'Firmly in the Past'

10:45 am Wednesday, 21 December 2016  
Walsall midfielder Isaiah Osbourne, who missed the entire 2015/16 campaign after picking up a severe knee injury during a training session, has spoken to the local press ahead of Boxing Day's League One clash with Port Vale and insisted that he is now over his injury nightmare and keen to concentrate on playing.
Walsall midfielder Isaiah Osbourne, who missed the entire 2015/16 campaign after picking up a severe knee injury during a training session, has spoken to the local press ahead of Boxing Day's League One clash with Port Vale and insisted that he is now over his injury nightmare and keen to concentrate on playing.

Speaking via the Express & Star, Isaiah, who lists Aston Villa, Hibernian, Blackpool and Scunthorpe United among his previous clubs, said; "I had the knee injury last year – I got over it in the summer but the gaffer wanted to work me back into the team gradually. I haven’t had any problems with the knee this season. I feel fine now, I’m over it and I’m good to go. I believe the problems are now firmly in the past.

"When you have a serious injury, it can take time to get right mentally even once the injury has healed. You fear it happening again. That can take a month, two months, it might take some players a year. But I’m fully over my injury now. I’ve played two games in a week against Oldham and Bradford and now I’m looking forward to Port Vale on Boxing Day."

Isaiah, who played for the whole of last weekend's League One draw with Bradford City - his first full 90 minutes in the league since the Saddlers' away defeat to Charlton Athletic back in August, went on to discuss how if felt as he gave his side the lead early in the second-half, he said; "It felt brilliant. To be honest I don’t score many and it was a good goal. I haven’t been in the team for a while so hopefully that marks the end of a frustrating time."

Unfortunately for the Saddlers their lead was short-lived as former loanee Jordy Hiwula slotted home just four minutes after Osbourne's opener.

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