DENNIS Politic posted pictures to show he is on the long road to recovery after a knee operation in Manchester.

The winger went under the knife to correct a torn anterior cruciate ligament on his right knee and is expected to be out of action until next summer.

The injury was sustained during a pre-season friendly at Loughborough University a few weeks ago but medics wanted to allow swelling to subside before going ahead with surgery.

Ian Evatt has said he will give Politic all the time he needs to recover fully before putting him back into action, placing no pressure on him to return this season.

Posting on his Instagram account, the 20-year-old said: “Thank God, operation has been a success. Road to recovery starts now.”