Young midfielder recovering from double leg break
NORWICH City Under-21s midfielder Conor McGrandles has expressed his gratitude for the support he received in the aftermath of his season-ending injury earlier this year.
The 20-year-old suffered a double leg break in February while on loan to former club Falkirk, before being taken for treatment at Inverclyde Hospital where he was later discharged.
Speaking exclusively to canaries.co.uk about his recovery, McGrandles said: "It’s going quite well and obviously I have the best kind of people here to help me.
"I know that if I do everything right then I’ll be able to come back fine. The hardest bit is the mental side of things but when I've felt down people people have noticed and picked me up.
"The way the medical staff and the hospital staff dealt with it was brilliant. They helped me to stay much calmer than I would have, and the amount of messages I got straightaway from fans of both Falkirk and Norwich was great too.
"It massively helped me in the opening few days as it showed how much people cared. I was really happy because it demonstrated how when you get a bad injury there are people there to support you."
Explaining the process of his ongoing rehabilitation, McGrandles added: "I’m going to be in most of the summer which isn’t ideal as normally I’d go back to Scotland.
"It’s something which has to be done though so I’m more than happy to do it. I’ve got a few more weeks left on crutches, then once I’m off them I can start walking.
"From there things will start to speed up, but I’ll just take each day as it comes. I’ve got no bitterness about getting injured because it happens in football.
"I’ve gone into the same kind of tackle hundreds of times in my career without anything happening. It’s just one of those things so it won’t change the way I play."
A full interview with Conor McGrandles will be available in City's matchday programme 'OTBC' for the visit of Watford to Carrow Road on Wednesday, May 11 (7:45pm).