CONWY Borough defender Brendun Hogan is on the road to recovery after finally undergoing surgery for a serious knee injury.

The Tangerines’ standout tore his ACL and suffered significant cartilage damage during a pre-season fixture that is set to sideline him for the remainder of the campaign, and Hogan is now embarking on a strict recovery and strengthening routine as he looks to get back playing at the earliest opportunity.

He said: “I underwent surgery on January 21 and have been given a programme of strengthening exercises ahead of my first physio session on January 31.

“I am beginning to get some feeling back in my knee and all being well I should be able to start some light jogging in about four months’ time as long as the knee muscles are strong enough.

“Looking ahead its likely to be at least nine months before I can return to football and will be working hard to do so.”

The right-back played a starring role for the Tangerines under Gareth Thomas last season, where they secure promotion to the Huws Gray Alliance at the first opportunity thanks to their Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One championship success.

They also managed to lift the FAW Trophy and Cookson Cup to make it a memorable treble, which is one of the club’s greatest ever achievements.

A Conwy Borough spokesman, said: “Everyone wishes Brendun well with his recovery programme and hope to see him at Y Morfa in the near future.”