Club Sports Therapist Kyle Fairgrieve provides an update on our wounded warriors.
We have been fortunate recently and have managed not to pickup many knocks since our unfortunate spell of injuries and hopefully this continues now for the remainder of the season. All of our injured are making good headway and are on track with their scheduled return dates.
Elliott Durrell has met his final hurdle and I am pleased to say he has begun full training this week and is looking good. It’s been a long road for Elliott given the circumstances but has work tirelessly to get fit. He will continue to work with myself and Dougie (Sports Scientist) alongside training to try and bring him up to speed having missed all of the pre season. Once fit, he will begin to get game time which should be in the very near future.
Ryan Lloyd is back out on the pitch and is progressing well. I am hoping for him to start training fully with the squad towards the latter stages of next week with a view to selection once his fitness has returned. He is showing great signs of improvement and hopefully this continues.
Callum Evans has been working hard with me for the last two weeks since injuring his ankle away at Morecambe and I am glad to say that he has managed to avoid an operation on his ankle. This has been a massive positive for us given our bad luck of late. He began running today for the first time today and the plan is to have him out on the pitches as early as next week. If all goes to plan, he should be game ready in 5-6 weeks from now.
Danny Whitaker is making steady progress in his recovery from a knee ligament injury. He has undergone a course of injections to help stabilise and speed up his recovery process. He is currently on track to meet his targets. If all goes to plan, he will be back on the grass next week to begin his function rehab with a view to train around 2 weeks following that.
Koby Arthur was withdrawn against Accrington with a tight hamstring as a precaution. Thankfully, he didn’t suffer a significant muscle injury and has since returned to training with no issues.
Lastly and apologies for the slow relation of information, Jordan Ponticelli did unfortunately suffer a broken metatarsal in the fixture against Crewe. He has since undergone successful surgery and is back with Coventry and is making steady progress. He is now out of a protective boot and will begin a graduated rehabilitation plan. Once I have a return to play time, I will be able to update you further.