Date: 6th February 2008 at 11:28am
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Linvoy Primus is now recovering from his knee surgery but will not play a game this season, and with him out of contract in the summer he has admitted to The News that he might have played his final game for Pompey: ‘Dr Steadman gave me the all-clear, there are no more crutches or knee braces.

‘I now have a four-five month plan to get my strength back in my leg, in my knee and then get running again.

‘There’ll be lots of conditioning work in June and then I’ll be back in time for pre-season. Although, I don’t know whose pre-season that will be.

‘Realistically, I won’t be back before July and if you look at it that way I could have played my last game for Pompey.

‘It’s not something I’m trying to contemplate. Who knows, the club might see the knee is fine during pre-season training and produce a contract?’

I hope that he gets a new deal but it is not looking good judging by recent goings on is it to be honest fellas…

As he said Primus is not trying to think about not getting a new contract too much, as simply getting back playing – which he will – is the most important thing to him at the moment, but he has paid tribute to the club for all the have done to help him through this period: ‘I’m just trying to concentrate on getting the knee right first, the contract does not mean anything if I am not able to play.

‘To be honest, I am more concerned with the knee than the contract. It’s literally knee first and then contract.

‘There’s not much been said to me on the contract front, we haven’t gone down that road yet.

‘In reality, my problem is small compared to where the club are.

‘There will be a time to talk about it, first there are still a lot of unanswered questions for me personally.

‘The club have been great, they paid for my flights to see Dr Steadman and could easily have turned round and said ‘No’.

‘But at the moment, I have to accept I might not be able to play for Pompey again.’

Primus shows his class alone with his comments though does he not? He is thankful for our help and he always refers to his doctor Richard Steadman as Dr Steadman – what a fantastic fella he is. As much as the other ‘fans favourites’ have been favourites of mine too Primus has always been my ‘most favourite fans favourite’.

I have no doubt that Primus will play again, and will play for a couple more years at least, however I really do fear that as much as I would love it to be here my head is overruling my heart and I do not think that we will see him again in a Pompey shirt, and out of all that have left should this happen the circumstances of this would devastate me the most…

The way players have been ruthlessly moved on when they were under contract makes you think that Primus does not really have much of a chance, and he will probably go the same way as Svetoslav Todorov did when he was out of contract.

Primus has been written off many times before, so you can never say never… but if he does get released at the end of his deal I would love him to stay and train with us to work on his fitness for a few weeks and play a pre season friendly for us so he can at least say a proper goodbye…

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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