Jay DeMerit has returned to training with Vancouver Whitecaps just over three months after rupturing his Achilles.
â€śItâ€™s been a long road,â€ť DeMerit said.
â€śBut to be this stage, to be feeling athletic again is a step in the right direction.
â€śWe always try to push it, in the most sensible way. My personality wonâ€™t let me take things for granted I suppose. I understand the situation and have from the beginning. Off the field, you try and do everything you can to get back on it as soon as possible.â€ť
The USA international added: â€śItâ€™s a little bit premature to say Iâ€™m back fit and healthy, because thereâ€™s definitely still a long road to go. The initial diagnosis is six to eight months and to be running and doing athletic movements after just three, I think weâ€™re on the road to if not beat the timeline, be right near it.â€ť