Edwards relishing return
David Edwards is hoping to finally put his injury problems behind him and he could start by returning to action against Arsenal on Tuesday.
Last Updated: 24/12/11 2:33pm
Wolves midfielder David Edwards is hoping to finally put his injury problems behind him and he could start by returning to action against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday.
Edwards is set to resume training over the weekend after missing the last two games - at home to Norwich and Stoke - with a groin injury suffered against Manchester United at Old Trafford a fortnight ago.
That ended a seven-game run for Edwards after previously being sidelined for several months with a hereditary back problem which almost forced him to quit the game.
But now he is optimistic about coming back to face the Gunners and hopes to stay fit for the remainder of the campaign.
Edwards said: "It was a little groin strain which I had a little trouble with the week before. It was quite tight, but I trained on the Thursday and the Friday and felt good enough to play.
"Then I hit a pass after 20 minutes at United and felt it go a little bit and, because of previous problems I've had with my groins, I knew I'd better go off.
"A year or 18 months ago, I'd have perhaps carried on and tried to run it off. I know my body a lot better now so I knew it was best to go off and miss two games rather than six or seven.
"It's getting a lot better. I've done some rehab and now I'm looking to train over the weekend and, if I can come through that, then I'll be available for selection for the Arsenal game."
Edwards is itching to return to action after missing the two home games and is determined to re-establish himself as a regular starter.
He said: "I really enjoy playing at Molineux in front of our fans, especially against teams around us. I love it when it's a bit of a battle.
"I was really disappointed to miss the Stoke and Norwich games, but hopefully I've resolved the issue quite quickly and nipped it in the bud and I'll be fit now for the rest of the season.
"I could perhaps have pushed to play on Tuesday and be involved against Norwich but it was still nagging me a bit, so we decided to leave it to make sure I'm fully fit."
Edwards added: "It was great to get a run of games in the team and, with every match, I was getting more confident and feeling very strong in my body.
"It was frustrating to have to come out again. Now I have to fight for my place again now but hopefully I can get in the team and stay there."