Kabasele picked up a minor knock in November but was determined to keep playing for the team and did so for a further six weeks until the injury finally caught up with him.
“It’s very frustrating because it started from a simple knock against Coventry,” he explained. “After, I wanted to play to help the team because we had a lot of games, so I tried to play through the pain. At some point my body said stop and it’s taken longer to recover than for a simple knock.”
It’s been a case of resting and waiting for nearly three months now for the Belgium international, with no fast-track method to recover from this type of injury.
“Sometimes there’s a machine or something to help heal faster, but with this you just need to rest and wait until the pain is gone,” said Kabasele. “There hasn’t been much to do other than to be patient. It’s harder mentally because you want to be involved as a football player all the time but I’m on my way back.”