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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

QPR Report Tuesday: Off to Italy Today...Cook Injury Update...Pellicori...Ugo Ukah: Five Year Flashback - Signs for QPR

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- Des Bulpin Appointed in India

Posted on: Tue 20 Jul 2010
- Lee Cook is determined to return stronger than ever after being ruled out for the opening few months of the new season owing to a knee problem.

Cook underwent keyhole surgery in his left knee last summer, and while that was a complete success, the R's midfielder has been told he needs to improve the strength in his muscles around the area previously affected.

However, the 27 year-old has not suffered a recurrence of the injury which kept him out for much of the last campaign and no operation is required to get him back to full fitness.
- Head Physio Nigel Cox - who joined the Club this summer - told www.qpr.co.uk: "When we came back at the start of pre-season we were of the understanding that Cooky was fit and ready to play, but it soon became apparent he still had a problem.

"We pulled him out of training straight away and through further investigations we discovered he had a few problems regarding the strength and conditioning of the knee.

"It's not been damaged or aggravated, but he's lost a lot of cushioning around the knee and on impact he was in a lot of pain.

"He's got an intensive rehabilitation programme and we need to get him strong and stable for the rigors of Championship football."

Cook added: "It's not a case of me breaking down, or suffering a recurrence of the injury.

"When I came back for pre-season, I felt a bit of pain around the knee so I was taken to see a specialist.

"He told me the knee itself is fine but the muscles around it aren't strong enough to protect it. He said if I didn't focus on building them up, I could suffer the same injury.

"I have been given an eight-week injury-prevention programme, which involves a lot of muscle-strengthening work. It's something I have to do.

"When I was told the news, I had mixed feelings. Obviously it's disappointing but I am pleased that it has been detected now.

"I wanted to use this pre-season to get really fit and show the gaffer what I can do, but now I have to focus on this first.

"What will keep me going is the knowledge that when I return, the knee should be fine and then I need to get back to my best."

R's gaffer Neil Warnock added: "We're disappointed for the lad.

"It doesn't look like he's going to be able to take part in what we're doing training-wise for quite a while.
-"It appears he wasn't given the right advice regarding his rehabilitation and he could be out for a couple of months now.
"He doesn't require another operation, but he needs to rest up for quite a significant period of time. QPR


BBC - July 20, 2005 - QPR swoop for Nigerian defender
QPR have signed Nigerian defender Ugo Ukah on a three-year contract following a successful trial.
Ukah, 21, played in Rangers' recent victory in the pre-season Copa de Ibiza tournament, and impressed boss Ian Holloway enough to earn a deal.
"Every day in training I give my all to improve, and Ian Holloway seems to like that," Ukah told the club's website.
"I enjoyed my time in Ibiza, and to play in the final against Coventry there was amazing." BBC

Independent - July 21, 2005 Football: QPR contract for Ukah after trial
The Nigerian defender Ugo Ukah has signed a three-year deal with Queen's Park Rangers following a trial spell. The 21-year-old, who played for Italian club Reggina last season, was involved in Rangers' victory in the Copa de Ibiza, and impressed the manager Ian Holloway enough to be given a contract. 'Every day in training I give my all to improve, and Ian Holloway seems to like that,' Ukah said."

- More re the Arrival and Departure and Return and Departure of Ugo Ukah

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