Tom ready and raring to go

Somerset Club Captain, Tom Abell is well on the road to recovery.

The 27-year-old suffered a hamstring injury earlier this summer, but he is now ready to return to the pitch.

“Progress has been really good and I’m pretty happy with where I am physically,” he said when we spoke to him this morning. “It’s been a really frustrating period for me. You have to be patient with hamstring injuries, and I’ve been gradually building up my training with the help of our Science & Medicine team, who have been absolutely phenomenal with me. They’ve gone above and beyond to help me through my rehab and I’m coming through the other side now. They’ve been very hands on with me and the amount of effort that they’ve put into me in the last two months has been immense. They’ve worked tireless to get me into the best condition possible and I’m so grateful to Jamie Thorpe, Joel Tratt and Chris Hollands. Without their support, I wouldn’t be where I’m at now.

“Physically, I feel really good, and training has been going really well. I’ve been working on my running and building up the intensity of my training. I’ve been building up my confidence in my sprinting, which is something that you need to do after a hamstring injury. Sprinting is an important part of my game, so that’s really important.

“We’ve got a very exciting run-in to the County season. I can’t wait to get back out there and see everyone again. I’m approaching the rest of the season with renewed optimism.”

What was it like watching a young and dynamic Somerset side in the Royal London Cup this year?

“I know how disappointed everyone was when we didn’t make the knockout stages, but there’s an overwhelming sense of pride about how the guys performed and went about things. I was lucky enough to see a number of the games and I thought Ben Green led the side brilliantly and guys stepped up and played superbly. I feel that the team deserved to make the quarter-finals and I’m really proud of everyone. They way the team performed is a testament to what we’re building at the Club. A huge amount of credit has to go to everyone involved because everyone played their part.”

Tom is looking forward to the conclusion of the season.

“Hopefully, I’ll be available for the rest of the summer because there’s a lot still to play for,” he said. “It would be easy to get excited or carried away, but we just need to take it one game at a time and strip it back to the here and now. The Vitality Blast quarter-final against Lancashire will be tough because they’re a good side, but we can take a lot of confidence from the way that we’ve played this season.”

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