Here is the latest instalment in our injury report series, where we find out the latest from the treatment room – courtesy of first-team physio, Andy Cook.
“The longer-term injuries have been making good progress – I went with Sam Togwell to see a hip specialist, and from that appointment, we are pursuing a non-surgical approach to his rehabilitation. If all goes to plan, we could see him back training in mid to late December – possibly sooner.
Ryan Cresswell is also working hard and improving after his hamstring injury. At present, he is confined to the gym and pool, but we should see him back on the training ground soon with more functional drills.
For Sam Woods, it’s a little over three weeks since his adductor injury. He has started running drills this week, and we just need to progress him safely through the next stage.
Paul McCallum is on the verge of returning and should be back in full training this week after the additional rest his foot has had. He has come through some sessions with me on the training ground without a problem.
Graham Stack is another one that has made very good progress in the last week and has been involved in a training session with the keepers and the squad without reaction.
Ayo took a knock in his calf in the game against Chester. That has settled, and he has completed several running and ball work sessions with me – the should be back in full training later this week.
Ross Stearn has recovered from the ankle injury he suffered in training and has been training for several days now.
Reda Johnson, unfortunately, seemed to aggravate his hamstring last week, and in light of the recurrence, we have decided to scan the injury to see the extent of the damage.
Michael Green has had a CT scan on his ankle, and the specialist we saw has agreed that keeping Michael in a walking boot for a few weeks is a sensible thing to do at this stage. He will be reassessed after the enforced period of rest.
Mark Childs has had a frustrating time with the injury he sustained in February. We felt he was almost there when he returned to goalkeeping drills earlier in October, but he has had what we hope is just a small set back when diving – impacting on the knee. We are waiting for a scan to see what could be causing the symptoms.
Hopefully, for Mark, we can get over this obstacle sooner rather than later, as he has come a long way on the road to recovery after what was a significant knee injury.