Plymouth Albion / Rugby

South African forward Fisher making good progress after major knee operation

David Fisher

SOUTH African forward David Fisher is making good progress following an operation to repair his anterior cruciate ligament last month.

Fisher joined Plymouth Albion in the summer but injured his knee in a pre-season match just two-and-a-half weeks after moving to England.

He attempted a comeback and played in a development match at the end of October but he suffered a set-back in November. It was then decided the best course of action would be to undergo surgery, even though it meant an end to his season without having played a league game for Albion.

The 22-year-old, though, is pleased with how the surgery went.

“Everything went fine,” said Fisher. “The doctors said it was a success – said it could not have gone any better.

“I’m still on crutches but I can kind of walk on it now.

“I’m going to see the doctor again on January 15th to have a final check-up.”

He added: “The operation took an hour-and-a-half. I was in pain when I woke up, but it went away with the pain-killers and now it’s just fine.

“The physio team have put me on a low programme I can do at home. I’m in the early stages but in a few more weeks I will try and get on to the bicycle and start swimming to try keep my fitness up. You can normally do that after six weeks.

“I can do upper body work but it’s just a case of trying to get around the gym.”

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