mkdons.com caught up with Head of Sports Medicine Simon Crampton, who offered an update on the players who have been rehabbing injuries ahead of the new campaign.
SC: “Joe had an issue at the end of last season with his knee. It was examined extensively by our medical team and professionals in London and it was decided the best course of action would be conservative management.
“He missed the back end of last season and rehabbed over the summer. Now he’s back in training, looking good and hopefully he’ll be able to get a good pre-season under his belt.”
SC: “Potts has had a small tear in his meniscus (knee) since the start of the year and therefore we needed to put a management plan together. He was able to cope with it sufficiently and complete last season. However, it was imperative that we rectified the issue in the summer in order for him to be 100% for this season.
“He had a small operation at the end of the season and rehabbed throughout the summer. He’s in the final stages of his rehab programme just now, working hard with the medical team and joining with training.
“We’ll make a decision at the end of the week about when his first games will be in pre-season but we have no doubts this particular injury will be sorted by the time the season starts.”
“Mark’s had a pelvis issue for a while – he first started showing symptoms late last year. We initially resolved the issues and he was able to continue training for a period but unfortunately they came back.
“He’s had to have a period of extensive management and the nature of the injury means he’s had to take the recovery very slowly, in the care of some very good sports medicine doctors.
“He’s had some surgery, which went well and we’ve been monitoring him closely. Hopefully the surgery is successful and all being well he’ll be in training within a four to six week period.”