The Scotland international is stepping up his recovery after undergoing a successful bowel operation, but will miss the start of the season. He also admitted that he’s been suffering from the condition for five years, meaning he hid it very well for quite some time.
The 29-year old said that he’s started doing some individual training, and he hopes to start work with the team in a few weeks after being given the go ahead from his doctor.
Darren Fletcher on his condition:
“I’ve had it for five years but really struggled to control it for the last three years, It’s had a big impact on my day-to-day life, never mind trying to play football.
“Medication wasn’t helping me but surgery was the only solution if I wanted to have not only a future playing football but even a quality of life going forward.”
You really have to feel for Darren. He made a unsuccessful comeback last season for a couple of months, but suddenly disappeared again after Christmas. I just hope the surgery means that it will all be behind him.