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Tommy McNamara "Feels Good" after Overcoming Injury
Richie Williams: “He is in the picture now for selection for our team."
Tommy McNamara is nearing a return for the New England Revolution after making an appearance for Revs II on Sunday.
McNamara dealt with a leg injury for a large portion of the season.
After participating in a few weeks of training sessions, the midfielder made a critical step forward by playing 60 minutes in the second team’s game against Chicago Fire II.
“I feel really good,” McNamara said on Wednesday. “I felt like I needed to go and get some minutes under my belt to physically see where I’m at. Physically I felt very good. [I] could have played longer than the 60 minutes for my first time out but we just wanted to be safe and sure.”
McNamara didn’t go into details regarding the injury that’s kept him off the field, though interim Revs coach Richie Williams noted that the midfielder “kept having setbacks.”
McNamara is now healthy and looking forward to helping the team he’s been with since Aug. 17, 2020.
“I just had something that took a little bit longer than we expected it to,” McNamara said. “I don’t really want to get into the specifics but [I’ve] finally moved past it.
“Everyone feels good about it. I feel good about it. Finally like I said, I’ve been back in full training completely with the team for three weeks and played 60 minutes, so [I’m] available for selection tomorrow. That’s up to the coaching staff, of course, but it feels good to finally be over the hump of it and back on the field.”
The Revs recently welcomed back Nacho Gil, who played 27 minutes against Atletico San Luis after missing five months due to a knee injury.
The hope is that McNamara will soon make his 2023 first-team debut as well.
“He is in the picture now for selection for our team,” Williams said. “We hope he can get back to the levels he’s shown in the past and continue to contribute like he has in the past. He’s a great pro and we’re looking forward to having him back.”