Filed: Friday, 16th October 2009
By: Staff Writer
Gianfranco Zola says that Calum Davenport is doing well as he recovers from the attack that could have cost him his life.
The United defender was left fighting for his life following a stabbing incident outside his home earlier this year but was well enough to return to Chadwell Heath earlier this week to take part in light training.
Although it remains unclear whether or not he will ever play football at the highest level again - the attacks having being concentrated on his legs - Zola says that he has been 'ecouraged' by what he has seen so far.
"Calum's doing well," he said. "I think he can start doing some cycle work and some swimming.
"He has to be assessed again in about a month's time but it was very pleasing for everyone to see him around. It is too early to say but the fact that he can do such sports is encouraging."
Both Davenport and his mother Kim Supple sustained stab wounds when attacked outside the family home in Bedford on 21st August. 25-year-old Worrell Whitehurst has been charged with attacking Davenport and his mother and will appear at Luton Crown Court on 16th November.
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Zola's options boosted [6th Jan 2010]
Davenport charged [28th Oct 2009]
Good news for Calum [24th Oct 2009]
Calum on road to recovery [16th Oct 2009]
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