Lee to have test ahead of planned return

Brentford goalkeeper Richard Lee will undergo a test on Monday to determine whether he is ready to return to full training.

Lee underwent surgery to repair damaged tendons in his right shoulder in March after the condition restricted him to only six appearances last season.

The 30-year-old is now hoping to step up his training ahead of a planned return to the first team.

“I’m nearly there. Saturday was the first time I’ve been diving around and landing on it full stretch,” Lee told West London Sport.

“I’ve got another test on Monday – a strength test to compare the two arms – and this should be the last one.

“Providing the injured shoulder is within 10% of the good shoulder then technically I’m fit to train.

“Hopefully the test goes well. Providing it does then it won’t be a case of throwing me back into full training – it will be something I’ll need to build up over the next two weeks.

“Then hopefully I can play in a development game and then we will see where we are after that.”

The former Watford man insists the shoulder feels better than it has for over two years, but he will not try to rush his return.

“I’ve worked harder now than ever, not just on my shoulder but everything,” he explained.

“It’s been six months since the surgery and it feels like a long time.

“If I look at where I was before – struggling badly and not all that sharp, – and where I am now, I’m feeling better than ever. But the last thing I want to do is come back too soon.

“If the strength test comes back and it’s not where it needs to be then I’ll take another week to get it right.

“The last thing I want to do is to go back to where I was prior to the operation.”



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