Before any player completes a move to MK Dons, they must first undergo a thorough medical with Simon Crampton and the Sports Medicine department.
This is was the case for striker Osman Sow, who completed a medical at Stadium MK on Monday before finalising his much-anticipated transfer.
Head of Sports Medicine Crampton explains the method: “We have a process which we adhere to but it’s an adaptive one – the process can vary depending on the individual and their medical and playing history. We are, though, always as thorough as we possibly can.
“We start by taking a look at the players’ history and find out as much information as we can – this can be through obtaining the players’ medical records from their previous club or even internet searches to find press releases and stats to see when they have and haven’t been playing.
“Following that, we’ll sit down with the player and do a subjective examination – that’s our opportunity to discuss the findings from the searches and their opportunity to tell us any ongoing needs they may have.
“That guides the next part of the process, which is more objective. We will assess them medically with Dr Martin Cave and then from a musculoskeletal point of view as well.
“There will also be a functional element too and we may need to refer for further investigations or to other specialists for review.
“Our findings are then discussed and considered with the relevant parties.”