Liverpool starlet Sheyi Ojo has told of his delight to be back training with the first-team at Fulham after recovering from a dislocated shoulder and is now focusing on winning back his place in the starting line-up at Craven Cottage.
Ojo joined Fulham from the Reds on a season-long loan in the summer and quickly established in Slavisa Jokanovic's side. The former Wolverhampton Wanderers loanee started six Championship matches for the Cottagers before suffering a dislocated shoulder during Fulham's 2-1 win over Queens Park Rangers at the beginning of October.
The young winger was not producing dazzling performances before suffering the knock, but Fulham have failed to win since he suffered the injury, which looked set to keep him on the sidelines for around three months.
Fortunately for Fulham the Liverpool prodigy has made a quicker than expected recovery after undergoing a successful operation and could well play some part in the Whites' clash against Derby County on Saturday (18 November), a match they must win in order to keep their fading hopes of promotion alive.
"It was a great feeling to be back. Obviously I've been looking forward to the moment of getting back to training with the boys so I'm really happy to be back," Ojo told iFollow, relayed by GetWestLondon.
"I've been working really hard with the rehab and putting extra work in at home so I feel good and ready to be back in. First I had the operation which was a success.
"It was a keyhole surgery so it wasn't a proper one, and then it was just four or five days resting. As soon as I could start doing some stuff I was on the watt bike trying to get some fitness through my legs and I bought a watt bike at home too so I was sort of doing double sessions. To be fair my shoulder has healed pretty quickly so I've been able to recover quicker.
"As soon as I knew I was going to be out for a sustainable amount of time, I knew that for me to be back quicker I had to put the hard work in and I feel like I've been able to do that with the help of the club. It's positive I've managed to come back quicker and now I'm just focused on getting back into the team and getting back to playing."
Ojo joined Liverpool from MK Dons in 2011 for around £2m and has made 13 appearances for the Merseysiders since making his debut against Exeter City in January last year.
The England youth international is highly regarded by many members of the Liverpool hierarchy, and will hope to prove his worth to the powers at be at Anfield with some productive performances at Craven Cottage with the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Ben Woodburn currently ahead of him in the pecking order at present.