Lee Chung-yong Won't Rush Comeback

  • By: Graeme Bailey
  • Last Updated: September 27 2011, 14:54 BST

Injured Bolton star Lee Chung-Yong admits he does not know when he will be playing again.

Lee: Still recovering from broken leg

The 23-year-old South Korea international broke his leg in pre-season and is not expected to return to action until early 2012.

Lee is currently finishing off his initial rehabilitation in his homeland before returning to England next month.

"My leg is getting better but it definitely helps being back in Korea because it's home, being here will speed up my recovery," he told The Bolton News.

"My leg's not painful any more but I'm a lot happier here. The system of recovery is no different to the UK but I'm just a lot more comfortable here. I'm still having English lessons and I understand what people say - just not everything - but it's easier to communicate at home.

"I like the people of Bolton but sometimes I struggle to communicate with them, that's why I like being in Korea because it's easier to talk to people.

"I like Bolton too but I do miss my friends and family, and especially my mother's cooking.

"But I will return to England in about two weeks and that will be for the season. I will come back stronger."

Lee is not going to rush his return, adding: "I don't want to hurry. I want to be completely recovered. I want to play again but I must be 100 per cent right. That's the most important thing.

"I don't want to rush but I will play again this season. I want to be back as soon as possible."