Jamilu Collins, the Super Eagles defender, is back and fully fit after spending the last eleven months recovering from a horrific injury. The 29-year-old fullback suffered an Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury in his side’s game against West Brom in August, which ruled him out of action for nine months, effectively leaving him out of Cardiff City’s remaining games of the season.
Collins joined Cardiff City last summer, and he was already looking like one of the league’s best signings after four consecutive great performances. Unfortunately, the injury cut short his impressive start to life in the Championship.
However, the former Paderborn man has now returned to full training at Cardiff City, and he is raring to go ahead of their pre-season friendlies. In an interview with Cardiff City TV, Collins expressed his elation at returning to the thick of the action.
“It feels amazing,” he said. “It was a long last season for me, so I feel really good to start my first, full pre-season with the team again. I’m really happy, I’m motivated, and I’m feeling really good.”
Collins also spoke about the team’s spirit, saying, “The spirit already is high. I love to see the smiles on the face of the boys, and the gaffer[Erol Bulut] also is a lovely guy. You can see he is just making jokes around the players and letting us know already from the very first start what he wants.”
Cardiff City will begin their Championship campaign with an away fixture at Leeds United, and Collins will be looking to stay fit and help his team as they push for Premier League football. The Nigerian international is a vital player for the Welsh side, and his return will undoubtedly boost their chances of success this season.
In conclusion, Jamilu Collins’ return to full fitness is excellent news for Cardiff City and their fans. The Nigerian international is a quality player, and he will be looking to pick up where he left off last season before his injury. With Collins firing on all cylinders, it could be an exciting season ahead for the Bluebirds.