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Carlos Edwards taking "one day at a time"

8 January 2015

Right-back Carlos not rushing his return from injury

Millwall right-back Carlos Edwards says he is taking the rehabilitation from his long-term knee injury "one day at a time".

The Lions have been without the experienced defender since September when he suffered damage to both his cruciate and lateral knee ligaments early on in the 0-0 draw with Nottingham Forest.

Always one to look on the bright side of life, however, Carlos has embraced his rehabilitation programme but has not set a date for a return to first team action.

Speaking in matchday programme The Lion, he said: "I have never been a negative person and in that sense, as soon as I knew what the matter was I started to focus on my recovery.

"As the gaffer here said very early on, you use an awful lot more muscles in your face when you are angry, so if you smile a lot - as I like to - it keeps you looking young, and also it just helps keep you positive.

"Rehab-wise it is all going to play. Bobby (Bacic) has a structured plan in place although there is some improvisation too. 

"I think that the medical team like working with me because at the end of the day I'm easy-going. There are days when I come in and think 'oh no, not again', but you know what, I look at it and think it needs to be done.

"I can't baby my knee and can't sit around because it's not going to do me, my missus, the kids, the club, the manager, the physio and the fans any good. I desperately need to get back.

"It is one day at time," he added. "I do set myself targets, but pencil in playing in by April, May? No. I set myself three-week targets. If I do two weeks and think that it is going OK then, with agreement, I can maybe up the weights a little, or whatever, and that's how I do it.

"Until I reach that six-month mark, that is when I will know if I can see light at the end of the tunnel but at this present time I'm not seeing the light because I'm not doing the things that they don't want me to do. I'm not rushing it too much. One day at a time."

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