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Vokes upbeat on recovery progress

Last Updated: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:34
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Burnley striker Sam Vokes hopes to return to light training soon but is unsure when he will be back from his cruciate knee injury.

The Wales international has been out of action since suffering the serious injury during the Clarets' 2-0 win over Leicester in March.

The 24-year-old had been vital to Burnley's promotion push before he was forced to undergo surgery, scoring 20 goals to help the Lancashire club on its way back into the Premier League.

Recently Vokes was part of the Burnley squad for the tour of Austria but took no part in training as he works his way back towards full fitness.

The striker hopes to be running again soon but is unsure whether he will meet his original target of playing again by Christmas.

Vokes told the Lancashire Telegraph: "Hopefully in the next two to four weeks I can step up to jogging and slowly progressing to running and then football movements.

"It takes time though. It's not a quick injury to heal and I'm just going to give it the best opportunity I can."

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