After signing a contract extension in June, one player who’s had to bide his time on the sidelines is long-standing defender, Jamie Turner. A meniscus tear in the right knee, followed by meniscectomy surgery, has forced Turner to support his teammates away from The Creek; that being said, light is certainly at the end of the tunnel for Turner who will begin training with a ball for the first time this season. In our latest interview, we caught up with Jamie to see how he’s getting on with his recovery.
“My rehab is going well,” Turner began. “I’ve been doing two sessions a week with Cameron Tarr from CT Performance UK, and we both feel that my strength and conditioning are improving week by week. There’s still plenty of work to do yet, and sessions with the ball are due to start this week, so it will be good to get the boots back on,” Turner expressed.
In addition to the Farm’s promising start to the 2021/22 season, the return of Turner will be welcomed with open arms by Manager Lashenko and the club who have shown their commitment by funding the former Portwaymen U18 player’s sessions.
“Laz and the club have been extremely helpful with full support in paying for all of my sessions,” said Turner. “I’m extremely grateful, and I’m also thankful to my teammates who have wished me well throughout.
Whether Turner’s out enjoying long walks or practising his Golf, the defender is fully aware of the strong start that the club has made this season.
“It looks like Laz and the team have picked up some very strong and positive results.
“It’s been a good start to the league season, and the results should give them plenty of confidence going into the winter part of the season,” Turner said.
Turner resumes training with ball this week, and Bristol Manor Farm would like to wish our joint longest player the best of luck with the remainder of his recovery. I’m sure you will all join us in welcoming Jamie back to The Creek on the near future.