West Brom veteran Gera not thinking about retirement

West Bromwich Albion midfielder Zoltan Gera says retirement is not on the agenda.

West Bromwich Albion midfielder Zoltan Gera says retirement is not on the agenda.

The 33-year-old has begun the road to recovery after undergoing surgery last month on the anterior cruciate ligament he damaged in his left knee, in the Baggies’ FA Cup clash at QPR.

And he is in a positive frame of mind, especially after messages of support from notable names like England boss Roy Hodgson, as he targets a pre-season return to action.

“When I got injured I thought it was a bad time, partly because of my age, but because I had another operation a year ago,” said Gera to the WBA website.

“I was down about that but after I left the dressing room on the day it happened I just thought about coming back strongly.

“If I stop football now then I'll feel good because I played for nine years in England - but it's nothing I worry about.

“I feel happy with how I've done.

“I keep positive because I want to play football and I love football - I want to play as long as I can.

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