The Seagulls boss spoke about the injured 20-year-old before the opening of their Premier League at the weekend
Brighton & Hove Albion defender Tariq Lamptey is progressing in his race for fitness for the new season, club boss Graham Potter has revealed.
The English U21 of Ghanaian descent has been out of action since suffering a hamstring injury in December 2020, which excluded him from the second round of the Premier League.
He briefly returned to training when the preseason began, but a setback sent him back to the treatment room.
“He joined the group from time to time. “He is still doing his rehabilitation, a few weeks slowly, but has recently made good progress, so he has joined a few sessions with the players,” Potter told the press on Thursday, the Belfast Telegraph said. reported.
“We hope he will strengthen it. With a little luck, maybe after the international break we will see a little more of Tariq. “
Brighton will face Burnley on Saturday in their opening match in the Premier League.
After the first game, The Seagulls have to kick off against Watford, Cardiff City and Everton before the international break.
‘It’s a little slower than we would have liked and probably he would have wanted it, but with the nature of his surgery and the injury, we need to make sure he’s right instead of giving him a timing. fit, ‘Potter said. Athletes last month.
“He’s progressing, but not as fast as we do, and he wants to.
‘It’s important that we just stay patient and do the right things for him, to make sure we finish this last phase of his rehabilitation in a good way, because it’s not necessarily going to be available for the first game. not, but to be available as many games as he can in the season. ”
The injury in December was a big blow for Lamptey, who was considered one of the most exciting young talents in the Premier League during the first round last season.
He made 11 appearances for Brighton in each of his games and scored his first professional goal in a 2-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in November 2020.