Bolton's Lee Chung-Yong could be fit again by February, says Korea's national team doctor

The young Korean is making exceptional progress from his double leg fracture with medical staff claiming he is recovering 'nearly twice as fast as a normal person'
Bolton midfielder Lee Chung-Yong is recovering "nearly twice as fast as a normal person" from his broken leg and could be fit again in February according to Korea's national team doctor Song Jun-Sub.

The 23-year-old suffered a double fracture in his right leg in a pre-season friendly whilst playing for Bolton against Newport County in late July.

After undergoing an operation, the initial prognosis was Lee would miss a minimum of nine months of football, however he has been making quick progress during his rehabilitation.

Lee has spent time in Korea recently where the Taeguk Warriors team doctor spoke commented on his condition.

"His recovery rate was nearly twice as fast as a normal person. He will be fit enough in February. But this is only if everything goes by plan," Sub told OSEN.

"He has to try his best on his rehabilitation when he goes back to the UK. It will be a frustrating time for him but he is a strong boy and will withstand all the difficulties."

Lee's progress will be good news for Bolton fans, with their club currently bottom of the Premier League.

The Korean, who is now off crutches, has since flown back to England where his agent Kim Seung-Tae revealed he'll hope to continue his quick progress.

“We will continue on his rehabilation in England. We will return as soon as possible to pay back all the support fans gave us," Kim told OSEN.

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