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Tunchev set for reserves comeback

Tunchev set for reserves comeback

Leicester centre-back Aleksander Tunchev will make his long-awaited return to action this afternoon when the club's reserves take on MLS outfit San Jose Earthquakes at Belvoir Drive.

Tunchev has been out of action for the best part of over two years after several setbacks to persistent knee injuries, but will line up for the Foxes against the American outfit today.

The Bulgarian international has been rocked with injury since impressing in his debut campaign for City, but began his dismal luck in January 2009 with a torn cruciate knee ligament in an FA Cup tie against Crystal Palace.

After returning to pre-season training that summer, the centre back started in City's League Cup match at Preston but suffered yet another knee injury, this time on his left side.

An operation on the troublesome right knee which had not properly recovered followed, before he eventually travelled to Barcelona to visit a specialist after a succession of setbacks during the rehabilitation.

Injections were used in attempts to prevent yet another operation, but in March this year he was ruled out for another six months after going under the knife once again.

But after months of promising rehabilitation, the 29-year-old is ready to return to action for Dietmar Hamman's Reserves in his bid to fight for Sven-Goran Eriksson's approval for first-team consideration.

It has been a long time coming for the Tunchev, and Foxes supporters will be keen for their Bulgarian favourite to hit the ground running once again. Welcome back sir.



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Writer:JBFox
Date:Thursday February 24 2011
Time: 1:20PM

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