Boom Wodonga batsman Tom Johnson is banking on laser work helping his recovery after confirming his return when play resumes next Saturday.
Johnson had surgery in late November to remove the plate and six screws he had inserted following a horror dislocated ankle and broken leg suffered while playing for Wodonga in the Ovens and Murray Football League in May, 2017.
“I should be all good for January 12, once I had the surgery it came up pretty well,” he said.
“I’ve hardly had any pain or problems.
“They did laser on it and it helped the scar and recovery time, I wasn’t sure about it, but it came up pretty well.
“I was told that if you think of your body as a circuit, the laser helps the cells reboot and it will heal quicker.”
Johnson is about to start a massive year, given he’s a vital component in Wodonga’s premiership plans and is the star recruit for Wodonga in football.
“I’ve been back running, I did a little bit after Christmas and the last week or so I’m back to running two-three k’s (kilometres) now,” he said.
They did laser on it and it helped the scar and recovery time, I wasn’t sure about it ... came up pretty well.Tom Johnson
“Cricket-wise, I’ll build into it gradually, hopefully by the start of games in football, I should be fine.”
Wodonga hosts North Albury in the final round of T20.
The winner will play in the grand final, most likely against Lavington, on January 27.
Johnson was the leading run-scorer at 50-over level when he underwent surgery, posting 290 runs at 72.5.
He’s the only player to hit a ton, ironically against North.
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