Carlos Edwards

MILLWALL defender Carlos Edwards has expressed his profound thanks to the club’s medical staff after his 11 months in rehab following a knee injury.

The 36-year-old had ruptured the cruciate and lateral ligaments of his right knee and tore his hamstring in a freak accident in the seventh minute of the 0-0 draw with Nottingham Forest in September 2014.

He signed a new contract with the Lions last week and is very pleased to be back playing.

“I am so grateful for all the hard work Bobby Bacic, Steve Brown, Warren Cock and Joe Sundborg put in for me,” said the right-back. “They could have had a lot of time off but they were stuck at the training ground working their socks off trying to get me fit.

“I thank them from the bottom of my heart. They knew what I was capable of and did not ask me to do anything I couldn’t do. But they were pushing me all the way.

Edwards was pleased to sort out the deal over the last month.

“It was always going to be about trying to get something that was right for both sides,” he said. “I am confident in my knee now. I am not going to cross that line with any doubts. There will be no ifs or buts - it will be just about what I can do for the team. That injury is gone, This is a fresh, new Carlos in the team.”