X

Thursday 04
June

Middlesbrough

Howson optimistic on quick return

17th September 2019, 13:47 by Tom McGarry

Middlesbrough ace Jonny Howson hopes to be back in action within a "couple of weeks" following hernia surgery.

Howson had been one of Middlesbrough’s brighter performers over the opening weeks of the season, but he missed their last two matches against Bristol City and Reading and has now confirmed he went under the knife last week.

“I’ve had a little bit of surgery on a hernia,” Howson told Gazette Live. “I flew to Germany last Monday and had it done Tuesday morning, and it went well and hopefully I won’t be too far away.”

Boro have four Championship matches to come over the next three weeks against Cardiff, Sheffield Wednesday, Preston and Birmingham before the second international break of the season, which appears to be a realistic time for Howson to return.

However, the former Norwich star is hopeful of returning a little sooner, particularly as he has seen Anfernee Dijksteel fill in admirably in his absence at right-back.

“I’m not sure of the timetable, but I’m outside now. I’ve started running a little bit and it feels really good,” Howson added. “So hopefully I can kick on now and within a couple of weeks I like to think I’ll be back.”

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.

More Middlesbrough

Recent Sport Headlines

Horse Racing

Sharing poised for Royal raid

3rd June 2020, 18:41

Breeders' Cup winner Sharing looks set to be sent across the Atlantic for this month's Royal Ascot meeting for a crack at the Coronation Stakes.

Horse Racing

Pinatubo leads 15-strong Guineas field

3rd June 2020, 13:45

The Charlie Appleby-trained Pinatubo will face 14 rivals when he goes for glory in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday.

Horse Racing

Fanning fancies Royal tilt

2nd June 2020, 18:08

Joe Fanning expects Army Of India to be heading to Royal Ascot after his victory at Kempton on Tuesday.

Horse Racing

Early return too expensive for Ffos Las

2nd June 2020, 17:55

Ffos Las executive director Phil Bell has revealed it was too expensive to stage races at the course this summer.

Horse Racing

More Guineas success for Fabre

1st June 2020, 16:10

Andre Fabre registered a ninth career race win in the French 2000 Guineas as Victor Ludorum claimed the spoils in Monday's Classic.

Horse Racing

Masks won't be a problem - Sullivan

1st June 2020, 14:45

James Sullivan says wearing masks while riding will be strange to start with but, in the end, it shouldn't pose a problem for jockeys.

Horse Racing

Dettori's mind made up by lockdown

31st May 2020, 13:53

Frankie Dettori has revealed that racing's recent shutdown has strengthened his decision over his future in the sport.

Horse Racing

No qualms for Murphy ahead of racing's return

31st May 2020, 13:46

Horse racing will be leading the way as far as elite sport returning in the UK is concerned and Oisin Murphy has no qualms about getting back to work.