Andy Whing positive over Oxford United return despite third operation

Andy Whing is hoping to be back in training by early March

Andy Whing is hoping to be back in training by early March

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ANDY Whing remains upbeat about returning to fitness in early March despite having a third operation in six weeks.

The midfielder had surgery in December to re-attach a tendon in his groin to the bone.

It went well, but the wound needed clearing out earlier this month.

That failed to completely solve the problem, so a plastic surgeon was needed to attach a vacuum pump.

Whing admits having a tube attached to a motor for several days was uncomfortable – and attracted some strange looks – but it appears to have done the trick and was removed last week.

He said: “I looked like a right numpty going on the train, but luckily it came off after four or five days.

“There was a big tube and when I was walking it kept getting caught on doorknobs, it was a nightmare.

“Once it’s healed I can start doing exercise outside.

“I’m still hoping for early March, which was what we thought from the second op.”

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