Ferrie Bodde initially joined the Swans in the summer of 2007, going on to make 33 appearances in his first season, Bodde was a key figure in helping the Swans to the npower League 1 title and promotion to the Championship.
But after taking the league by storm in the opening months, scoring seven goals in 17 appearances, the Dutch midfielder's season was ended on November 21st as he suffered anterior cruciate knee ligament damage which saw him sidelined from first team action for ten months.
On his return he played just ten minutes before limping down the tunnel having suffered a recurrence of the injury that had plagued him the season before.
The midfielder, whose box-to-box play had sparked interest from a host of Premier League sides before his injury, made his second comeback later that season where he endured the same fortune and was once again substituted.
But while the Swans have been dealt another long term injury blow this week with captain Garry Monk set to be sidelined for three months, the news that Bodde, who is yet to complete a season in the second tier is currently targeting a spring return to first team action will come as welcome news to the Swans.
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