Injured Bolton Wanderers midfielder Dennis Politic has revealed an operation has been a success as he continues his rehabilitation back to the pitch.
The 20-year-old is poised to be ruled for the entire campaign after injuring his knee in pre-season during the 6-0 victory against a Loughborough University side.
The Romanian damaged his anterior cruciate ligament in the game and is due to be out for the League Two campaign Wanderers have just begun.
Politic made his Bolton debut last season in the opening day League One defeat against Wycombe Wanderers and went on to play 30 times for the Trotters in all competitions, scoring five goals along the way.
Politic has now posted on his public Instagram account after going under the knife for an operation.
And the procedure has been a successful one, with Politic posting along with pictures of him giving a thumbs up from his hospital bed: “Thank God operation has been a success. Road to recovery starts now.”
Speaking last month, Bolton boss Ian Evatt said the Trotters are prepared to be without Politic for this season.
But he stressed that pressure will not be put on the 20-year-old to return sooner that might be advisable, adding that the club and his team mates will be there to support his rehabilitation every step of the way.
He told the club website at the time: “The most important thing now is that we do not rush him and that the rehabilitation process is done properly to allow him to get fully up to speed.
“He’s a young lad with a great future ahead of him, so it is vital that we do not risk any further injury or detriment to his career by asking him to set targets that might not be achievable.
“It is equally important that as a staff, team-mates and a club, we are there for Dennis and offer him every single bit of support that he needs – practically, physically and mentally.
“I want to make sure he gets everything he needs to make a complete and successful comeback and that he feels the love around him from the whole club as he undergoes his rehab.”