Home comforts helping Lee recovery

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Bolton Wanderers midfielder Lee Chung-Yong is recovering from his pre-season leg break back home in Korea.

The 23-year-old former FC Seoul star, who joined the Trotters in 2009, is still in the early stages of his rehabilitation from injury, and is set to return to the club next month to step-up his recovery.

With difficulties understanding the language back in England, the South Korean international believes he's benefited from returning to his homeland for the initial stages following his injury, and no longer feels pain after the horror injury

"My leg is getting better but it definitely helps being back in Korea because it's home, being here will speed up my recovery," he told The Bolton News.

"My leg's not painful any more but I'm a lot happier here. The system of recovery is no different to the UK but I'm just a lot more comfortable here. I'm still having English lessons and I understand what people say - just not everything - but it's easier to communicate at home.

"I like the people of Bolton but sometimes I struggle to communicate with them, that's why I like being in Korea because it's easier to talk to people. I like Bolton too but I do miss my friends and family, and especially my mother's cooking.

"But I will return to England in about two weeks and that will be for the season. I will come back stronger."

Lee was eager not to put pressure on a return date to football, with opening estimates suggesting the player could return to action early in 2012.


However, the player will not be rushing back into action, and wants to be completely fit before taking the field once again.

"I don't want to hurry. I want to be completely recovered. I want to play again but I must be 100 per cent right. That's the most important thing," he continued.

"I don't want to rush but I will play again this season. I want to be back as soon as possible."

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