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George Staying Strong!


12:34 2nd October 2012

Murray says defender in good spirits

Anyone fearing that the unquestionable mental strength of George Elokobi has taken a knock from his latest injury setback can probably worry no more.


At least if a phone call from former Wolves keeper and club ambassador Matt Murray is anything to go by.


“I gave it a couple of days before phoning him for a chat,” says Matt, after Elokobi suffered an horrific injury on his first game on loan with Bristol City.


“But as soon as he answered it was the usual George with his loud and friendly greeting!


“He is, as ever with George, not allowing himself to get too down about it and his attitude to me was that life is not fair but these things happen in football and he will just get on with it.


“He was telling me that far worse things have happened in life to other people, and he will have all the support he needs from his family and friends.


“He knows he has come back from a serious problem before, and knows it is going to be very hard work, but he is already thinking about getting back fit again once he has had the operation today.


“George is George, he is always so positive, and apparently even while he was in such pain and on the gas and air in the ambulance, he kept on asking for updates from the Wolves and Bristol City games!”


It was back in November, 2008, that after a superb away win at Sheffield United the Wolves squad were quickly brought down to earth in the dressing rooms with news of Murray’s serious injury whilst on loan at Hereford.


And the former gloveman says it was a similar feeling for the players when they discovered news of Elokobi’s serious injury in the wake of Saturday’s victory over Sheffield Wednesday at Molineux.


“I had been working for Sky at the game and went down to the tunnel afterwards to see the boys,” says Matt.


“At that time everyone was buzzing and delighted to have won the game.


“Then news came through that George had broken and dislocated his ankle and the mood changes very quickly.


“A lot of the lads are very close to George, people like Carl Ikeme, Karl Henry and Sylvan in particular, and they were gutted for him.


“Everyone will be there for him and give him whatever support he needs and I am sure he will be working as hard as ever when he gets to start his rehabilitation.”





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