‘Gers youngster Calum Helm has been ruled out for what may be the whole of the season after suffering a knee injury against Hibernian during pre-season.
Naturally, Helm is disappointed with the news, declaring: “Picking up an injury so close to the new season was obviously a big blow to take, especially with being so new to the club.
“I’ve never had any problems with my knees, so it’s not something I’m used to. I was chasing down a loose ball in the game against Hibs, and my right side just gave way.
“I knew straight away that it was serious. When I heard it was the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), I feared the worst.
“However, I’ve been quite lucky and things have been progressing steadily. I’m already back in the gym and have started rehab.”
Despite the disappointment of suffering a long-term injury, Helm is grateful as he reveals: “I’ve got to thank the club for contributing towards my scan. That’s a big part of the reasoning everything has been able to move so quickly.
“And it’s also well worth mentioning Jenna (Orr), who has been first class in supporting me and the other boys who are trying to get back to full fitness”
Calum finishes on another positive note as he confirms his intention to return before the end of the season:
“It’s harder missing out when you can see how promising the squad that’s been put together is. But I’m just hoping that I can get myself fit as soon as possible so that I can make sure when I do return, I’m giving the gaffer a bit of a headache.”
Manager Colin Cameron initially confirmed the extent of Calum’s knee issue at last week’s Meet the Manager event.
On the matter, the boss said: “It’s a great shame for Calum. Myself and Jason have really seen something in him. He looked very sharp in pre-season and grabbed himself a goal against Hibs.
“In honesty, we’d seen him as a lad who could really begin to make a stake for a place in the first team.
“But he’s a lad with a great attitude and you know that with that, this setback won’t stop him from continuing to work to meet his potential.”
The club would like to wish Calum all the best in his recovery.