Head of Sports Medicine Simon Crampton offers an update on the five players currently sidelined by injury.
“Lee’s at the six-week mark now and he’s doing extremely well. We took him to see the specialist in London on Wednesday and he is very pleased with Lee’s progress.
“He is ahead of schedule and we are now going to start an aggressive phase of treatment and rehabilitation. By the end of the next week, we will hopefully have him outside participating in football specific rehab.
“Once we have cleared him from a medical perspective, he will undergo functional fitness-based work with the Sports Science team before returning to football.
“The professionalism and determination he’s shown has been phenomenal and he’s made the most of having care seven days a week. He’s always given it 100 percent and it’s showing now.”
“Danny has had quite a hard time with the issue he’s had, but he’s progressing and improving at a steady pace.
“These injuries are notoriously difficult to manage and are very unpredictable, so you have to be patient with them and progress the rehab accordingly which is what we are doing.
“He’s had a variety of scans and input from specialists in London and he’s got another session there on Thursday. Our doctor, Martin Cave, has been keeping an eye on him as well so he’s in very good hands.
“We will get him back but I just can’t put a timescale on it because of the nature of the injury. It is a complex process and not as simple as waiting for something to heal.
“He is improving, though, which is always a good position to be in. We just have to be patient and continue to monitor him on a day-to-day basis.”
“George sustained ankle ligament damage after a tackle 10 minutes into the game away at Bristol City. The ligaments will take time to heal and he will be in an air-cast boot for a further two weeks.
“Once we’re happy that everything is stable and is healing we’ll take him out of that and then progress his rehabilitation. He’s probably going to be out of action, from the date of the injury, for eight weeks, so by this weekend that’ll be around six weeks.
“It’s an injury that, if we are too aggressive with, will come back and bite him in the future so we need to get him back to 100 percent which is why we’ll take our time with it.”
“Kaysey’s injury was a minor one. He had a little tweak in his hamstring but it was very low severity.
“He’s fine and there are no real concerns with him. He’s back outdoors running and sprinting and although he’s got a few more bits to complete with the medical team, once he’s done that then he’ll be back in full training.”
“We took Tom off as a precaution against Yeovil after a knock to the head. He has gone through a detailed assessment and has been medically cleared. He is now following a stepwise return to training under close supervision.
“We take any form of head injury very seriously and, accordingly, we are very strict with the management.”