England and Bayern midfielder Owen Hargreaves continues his column...
England and Bayern midfielder Owen Hargreaves continues his column with TheFA.com. Read all the latest news on his injury, his thoughts on the Champions League and his heroes when he was growing up
It's a frustrating time for me at the moment. If you stop anyone doing what they love to do, it's frustrating and that's my situation at the moment - I can't play football...
I've been told that part of my problem might be down to the fact that one of my legs is slightly longer than the other. That can put stress on your back and the whole of your body. So I've been given special insoles that I am now wearing in all of my shoes to help balance me out more.
Hopefully that's going to help but at the moment there's still no timescale for a return. The pain that I feel or don't feel will dictate the direction we go in on that front.
It's a slow process but, as I said in my last column, it's vital that we get it right and get me properly fit. That's so much more important than getting make back playing before I am fully cured.
Not that I'm just lazing around. I'm probably training harder than anyone else with all the sessions that I'm having with our physio here are Bayern!
I have to say that all the staff here are great and do there best to make things as easy as possible and it's always a boost to be around the other players too.
I speak to my family back in Canada every other day too which is great. Just talking about non-football related stuff is real therapy in itself.
Obviously I'm out of England's game against Denmark, which is a shame. I'll definitely see the game though. I have Sky at home so I can either watch it on TV or I might even travel over to Manchester to watch it. It would be nice to see all the guys again.
It's also nice to see Steve McManaman back playing regular football in England. When I was growing up, he was one of my very favourite players. The risk and adventure of his game really captured my imagination.
I wasn't a fan of Liverpool or any team specifically but players like McManman, John Barnes, David Beckham and Ryan Giggs were the ones that used to take my breath away when I was learning the game in Canada and Germany.
I'm looking forward to getting back on the pitch myself!
Have a good couple of weeks,