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Trio set for pre-season return

25 June 2014

Lee Hodson, Darren Potter and Ben Reeves are all expected to take part in pre-season training next week following lengthy injury spells.

The trio, who all missed the latter part of last season with their respective knocks, have been rehabbing at the Club during the off-season in a bid to return to fitness in time for the start of pre-season – and it appears their hard-work has paid off.

Speaking to MK Dons Player, Head of Sports Medicine Simon Crampton said: “We’ve been very busy this summer; it’s probably been the busiest one we’ve had for a few years.

“We had Darren, Ben and Lee with us all through May. Ben and Lee are now fit and ready to go ahead with their pre-season programmes and although Darren is still with us at the moment, hopefully by pre-season he’ll be ready to go back in.

He continued: “(Ben) had quite a nasty injury to his ankle and was in a boot for six weeks so that slowed everything down. Because we knew he wasn’t going to play part in the remainder of the season, we were able to take our time with him and now he’s ready to go back in.

“(Lee) had some surgery on his hip and knowing that he was going to miss the rest of last season, we took it nice and slow. We kept him in throughout May and now he’s fully fit and will be able to partake in pre-season.

“Darren had an Achilles injury, which was something he’d had problems with in previous years. We thought we’d got it right but it came back again after two years so it was important we got it right this time around.

“We think we have done that now; he’s started running outdoors, sprinting and changing directions and we’re at a stage now where we’re going to start his football specific rehab.

“When pre-season starts he’ll start to join in with the boys but we’ll probably tailor his programme a little bit. Certainly when the games come around he should be ready to join in with them.”

Click here to watch the full interview with Simon on MK Dons Player

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