SHEFFIELD Wednesday defender Mark Beevers has spoken for the first time of his frustration at being forced to sit on the sidelines through injury.
Beevers, a graduate of the club’s youth system, broke his cheekbone in three places in the 4-1 defeat to Peterborough United last month.
He is due to visit the surgeon next week for a check up and admits he is unlikely to play in Wednesday’s remaining four league fixtures this season.
“It is the worst injury I have ever had and definitely the most frustrating,” he told The Star. “I had a back injury when I was 15 and that put me out for 3 months. That was painful but I’ve not had something like this before.”
It was just over three weeks ago the 21-year-old went under the knife. After the operation, he was informed it would be a minimum of six weeks before he could resume contact sport.
Beevers has worked closely with physio Paul Smith on maintaining his fitness levels throughout the lay-off. The tall centre-back has started running and cycling again.
He said: “It is not nice looking down on the team from the stands. I want to be involved but there is nothing you can do when you have got an injury.
“It looks unlikely that I’m going to play again this season. I think it would be silly if I came back early and damaged it again.”