Dartford striker Andy Pugh has received good news on his road to recovery from a broken leg.
The 29-year-old was badly injured during the Darts’ pre-season friendly against Colchester on July 21 and spent a week in hospital.
Pugh had screws inserted in his leg and expected to be sidelined for the whole season, but his rehabilitation is going to plan and there’s a slim chance he could return for the run-in.
Pugh said: “Things are progressing well. I had the screws taken out three weeks ago.
“When I went in for my X-ray, the surgeon said all the cloudiness around it is the bone reforming.
“Having the screws out should help the final bit of the recovery and I feel a lot more positive.
“The movement in my knee and my ankle is so much better now.
“In the last two weeks I’ve come on so much more than I have done previously and I thought I was progressing well anyway.
“I’m back in the gym now, cycling, swimming and using the cross-trainer. I’m able to do a lot more every day.
“My next appointment is mid-December and when I last spoke to the surgeon, he should we should be looking at getting me running.
“As soon as I can get out on the pitch before a game, that’ll be good for my mental side.
“It does get a bit tedious when you’re in the gym every day or sitting at home doing your exercises.
“I miss being out on the pitch and in the dressing room with the boys.
“But I’m pleased with how it’s come on and I can’t believe how quick the time’s gone.”