By Matt Farr
Everton winger Yannick Bolasie has admitted he is set to start running again in two weeks’ time.
The 27-year-old saw his debut season at Goodison Park abruptly cut short after being sidelined with a serious knee injury in December.
But the DR Congo international has offered an encouraging update on his recovery process by revealing he is set to begin running again in two weeks’ time.
He has already undergone two successful operations, but remains unable to put an exact date on his potential return to the first-team.
He told the Daily Mail: “It’s been going good. The knee is in a great position. I couldn’t ask for it to be in a better position right now.
“I’m just taking it steady and going with the flow. I’ve been working hard with the physios and my own personal physio trying to cut down the time.
“It’s too early to say [a return date]. I start running in about two weeks – light jogging. It depends how everything is reacting and if you feel comfortable.”
It was initially feared that Bolasie would not feature again for the club until 2018, but there is hope that the winger can push to be back in time to a play a key role at the start of next season.
Bolasie had joined Everton from Crystal Palace in a £25million deal last summer, and contributed one goal and four assists from 16 appearances prior to his injury.
He is one of two senior stars currently nursing a serious injury, with first-team regular Seamus Coleman also sidelined.
Coleman was on the receiving end of a horrible tackle whilst on international duty with Republic of Ireland in March, and suffered a double leg-break.
The two players have been big losses to Everton and manager Ronald Koeman, but the Toffees have rallied to ensure a seventh-placed finish in the Premier League, and qualification for the Europa League.
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