Salem Looking For Rapid Recovery

Telford Tigers forward Nathan Salem wants a quick return to action from the shoulder injury he suffered in Sunday’s win over Milton Keynes.

The 22-year-old was diagnosed with damaged ligaments on Monday and has been told by club doctors to avoid training this week.

Salem’s injury comes as a bitter blow, following a hugely impressive start to his second spell with the club.

He has bagged 30 points in 35 games after arriving from Solway Sharks in the summer – an improvement on his tally of just ten points in 23 games in 2010.

But despite that new-found scoring prowess, Salem admits he must play a waiting game before returning to action.

He said: “As a player, it is really hard just to sit and watch practice. I want to be back on the ice as soon as possible, but I also don’t want to come back too early and make it worse.

“The doctors have said it is day to day. If my shoulder keeps getting better, then I’ll be back on the ice Friday and take it from there for the weekend.

“Thankfully, it isn’t a long-term injury – I am terrible at sitting out games.”

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