Danny Senda admits support from Barnet fans after his injury left him ‘overwhelmed’

Senda left the pitch against Swindon Town on a stretcher after dislocating his knee cap

Senda left the pitch against Swindon Town on a stretcher after dislocating his knee cap

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Danny Senda has thanked the Barnet fans for their support following the knee injury he sustained in January.

The 30-year-old dislocated his knee cap in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy southern area final first leg against Swindon Town and has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

Many Barnet fans took to social networking site Twitter to offer good luck messages to the defender following the game.

Senda admits that the support from everyone associated with Barnet left him ‘overwhelmed’.

“I have had so many messages from the supporters who have been incredible to me.

“The support I have received since the injury has been overwhelming so I would like to thank them.”

Less than a month after he was taken away from Underhill in an ambulance, the defender travelled with the side to watch the Bees in the second leg on Tuesday night.

While still clearly suffering the effects of an operation that went incredibly well he admits the timing of the injury was disappointing.

“I felt that I had just hit my stride which was the most frustrating thing really. It is difficult to explain but the team were also in good form, so for that to come together only for what happened to happen is unfortunate.

“But it is one of those things and you deal with it.

“I have got a lot of caring people around me and the lads have been absolutely incredible with me. This was the first time that I have seen them all together since I came off the field in the first leg.

“So they have been spot on”

Senda is still in the early stages of his recovery and knows due to experience that the hard work starts in the coming months.

However, he admits the early stage of his rehabilitation is ‘quite boring’ but understands he has to let the injury heal properly.

He said: “At the moment I am moving the leg up and down and watching a lot of TV. At the beginning it is a slow process.

“It is a case of the healing process because it was such a major surgical procedure you have to give it two months to settle down and allow it to heal naturally.

“In the third month it speeds up and I will be back in the training ground and will be strengthening the knee and in the fourth month I can get back jogging.”

“So in the early stages it is quite boring but I have the experience to be used to it.”

The former Wycombe Wanderers defender knows that this season is over for him but will not be putting a date on an expected return.

He said: “I made a mistake when I injured my right knee of putting a date on coming back but then you find yourself chasing that date.

“People ask you when you are going to be back and if you don’t make it back then people question if you have had a setback.

“So I won’t be putting a date on my return but I know I will be back.”

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9:24pm Thu 9 Feb 12

swindonjason says...

Best wishes Danny from a Swindon fan, who was also there when you were carried off against Millwall to sympathetic applause.

All the best for the future with your recovery, and hoping you get back to playing football next season.
Best wishes Danny from a Swindon fan, who was also there when you were carried off against Millwall to sympathetic applause. All the best for the future with your recovery, and hoping you get back to playing football next season. swindonjason
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