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Don't worry about me, says Coutts

21 December 2017

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Speaking to the media for the first time since breaking his leg last month, Paul Coutts is optimistic about starting the long road to recovery.

Reflecting on the incident at Burton Albion on the 17th November, Coutts admitted he knew almost straight away that he was in trouble.

He remarked: "It's been a long first month, sitting at home and being in a full leg cast hasn't been easy, but I'm happy to be back amongst the lads again.

"At the time of the challenge, I heard a big crack and I felt instant pain, so I thought immediately that I'd broken my leg.

"The adrenaline that kicks in and you hope you might be OK, but as the pictures starting circulating on Social Media and I made it back to the dressing room it was evident I'd suffered a serious injury.

"I was sore and then one of the Burton staff saw a picture as I laid in their treatment room and when he showed me I realised how bad it could be."

Coutts added: "But as broken legs go I got lucky, it was a clean break of my tibia, somehow, my fibula hung on.

"But it's going to be a grind, it's going to be a very long rehabilitation and I got told straight away that was my season done.

"The support from the club has been unbelievable and the fans have been fantastic with me, writing letters and sending their best wishes.

"It's an injury, it's part and parcel of the game, after the final whistle at Burton I was delighted we'd won and gone top of the league. I didn't want people getting down and worrying about me."


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