Following a visit to a specialist surgeon this week, Gloucester City striker Ethan Moore has been given the all clear to resume full training.
Moore, 24, was originally ruled out for the season after he picked up an Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury in training two days before the start of the 2016/17 National League North campaign.
After an extensive rehab process following an operation, Ethan has finally been given the go ahead to resume full training with his teammates.
Tigers manager Tim Harris was understandably delighted with the news.
“It’s great news not just for us but for Ethan as well to finally be able to get him back out there on the training pitch.” Harris said.
The gaffer admitted though that it would probably be unrealistic that Tigers fans see Ethan Moore in a City shirt before the season ends at Stockport County on 29 April.
“He’s probably still going to be two or three weeks away from playing” Harris said. “Whilst people may say there would be a chance we’re probably going to write the season off now and to be fair at the end of the day it was always going to be unlikely.”
Harris was quick to praise the mindset of the striker, who was one of his marquee signings in the Summer of 2016 alongside Cinderford Town teammate Keiran Thomas.
“Ethan is in a great frame of mind” said Harris. “I’ve got nothing but praise for the lad. He’s been unbelievable considering what he’s been through in terms of his dedication, his discipline and he looks in great shape.
“We’re all looking forward to what we could potentially do next year but if there’s one person that can’t wait for the start of next season it’s Ethan Moore.”