Date:Monday July 16 2012
AFC Bournemouth defender Miles Addison hopes to put his past injuries behind him after making the permanent move from Derby County to the south coast.
The Cherries completed the permanent signing of the former loanee last week, with the 23 year old former England Under 21's international signing a three year contract at Dean Court.
Addison made his England appearance in September 2009 against Greece, the season after he was voted young player of the year at Derby after making 36 appearances during that season, following in the footsteps of former Derby trainee Tom Huddlestone. He was beginning to be looked at as a hot prospect for the future with Premier League side Stoke linked with a £2million move for the versatile defender/midfielder, but he missed the final three months of the 2008/09 season.
He returned in time for the start of the next campaign, but after 16 appearances the FA Cup appearance in January 2010 was his last for ten months following an operation in America which saved his career.
After surgeons in the United Kingdom refused to treat him, Addison travelled to San Francisco for a procedure to fix a double fracture in his navicular bone in his right foot, which had also lost its blood supply.
British surgeons had feared that with no blood supply, screwing the bone would make it disintegrate, however the specialist in America completed a successful operation and Addison returned to action making 21 Championship appearances during the second half of the 2010/11 season.
Vital Derby editor MikeC believes that Addison 'was never the same player after a foot injury' and he spent the first half of last season on loan with Championship side Barnsley before joining the Cherries on loan towards the end of the campaign.
Addison told the Daily Echo...
'...I just want to start enjoying my football again. Injuries have played a massive part in my career and I am still only 23.
"Maybe I was in the bracket of Tom Huddlestone at one point but that is all in the past and I have got to look to the future."
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Date:Monday July 16 2012
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