Baker missed some of the season with a hernia problem and was set to be out of the game for a few weeks after having remedial surgery, but was back in action just a week after the operation.
It proved to be an excellent decision to send Baker to Munich in Germany to consult the eminent surgeon Dr Ulrike Muschaweck.
"That was amazing," Baker said to the CT. "I had the operation and an hour later I was walking back to the hotel through the snow with our physio Michael McBride. It hurt a couple of days later and I said to Mick 'this lady says I could be back playing in 10 days, there's no chance.' But after three or four days the recovery was unbelievable and I was back in training six days after the operation. I'm really grateful to her and to the club for sending me over there."
Another City player, Danny Ward who was on loan from Bolton, had to have a hernia operation, but is still out even though his operation was done earlier than Baker's.
"Danny Ward had the same operation and Bolton sent him to Manchester or wherever and he's still out injured now, " said Baker.
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