By Harvey Byrne
Experienced attacker Kris Commons has revealed he is still training at Celtic following his release from the club earlier this summer.
The 34-year-old saw his six-year spell at Parkhead come to an end in May with his contract expiring after an injury ridden season for the club.
He has not yet able to train outside, or begin running, but he is doing indoor training and Commons told that Celtic have allowed him to use their facilities as he continues his rehabilitation.
“It’s eight weeks since I had my back operation. I am just upping my rehabilitation with the facilities at Celtic; they’re letting me use their treadmill, bikes and physiotherapy,” told Commons, as quoted by the Scotsman.
“Hopefully within the next ten days to two weeks I’ll be back outside running and changing direction, and hopefully lacing up my boots again.
“And that will be the true test as to whether I can play football again or not.”
Commons made the switch to Celtic in January 2011 for a fee of £300,000 from English Championship club Derby.
He proved a solid signing, returning a fine 89 goals and 72 assists in 227 appearances for the Hoops, while also helping to lift the Scottish Premiership five times, alongside two Scottish Cups and League Cup.
The attacker has also won 12 caps for the senior Scotland squad, while being named the PFA Scotland Players’ Player of the Year for the 2013-14 campaign after a standout year.
Commons will now be hoping that he can regain his fitness, so that he can finish his career the way he wants, rather than being forced too.
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