Nottingham Forest defender Kelvin Wilson says he was delighted to make his return to playing action after almost five months out with a back injury.The 28 year old has not featured for the Forest first team since October's 1-1 draw with Bournemouth but was relieved to come through unscathed after playing 45 minutes of the Under 21s' 1-0 win at Coventry City on Friday.
He told Forest Player: "There was no reoccurrence of the injury which is good. I had a little bit of cramp in my calves because I've not played for so long but that's to be expected. To be honest though it was hard just trying to get myself through the game let alone the younger players.
"It has been a really frustrating time for me. I've never had an injury for this long but at the age of 28 that is probably lucky. It felt great to be back out there though and It was good to see the younger lads play some excellent football."
Wilson's comeback has been highly-anticipated due to Forest's excessive injury list but the former Celtic man says he does not want to rush back into the first team at the risk of doing some more permanent damage.
He said: "From here it is a case of taking things week by week. I might be playing a couple more matches for the Under 21s before I go back into training with the first team.
"I'm not going to put a timescale on my return. When I first picked up the injury we kept setting a date for when I'd be back but now I just want to get fit and well again. I was a bit tired during the game but I'm well along the road to recovery now so things are looking up."
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