Simon Crampton says Chuks Aneke is making good progress in his recovery from the hamstring injury which cut short his 2016/17 season.
Aneke missed the final two months of the campaign after rupturing his hamstring in the 2-2 draw with Bradford City back in February – a frustrating end to the attacking midfielder’s first campaign at Stadium MK.
However, when speaking exclusively to iFollow MK Dons, Head of Medicine Crampton provided a positive update on the attacking midfielder’s rehabilitation.
“It’s obviously been a frustrating time for Chuks, who had also been out for a year with a knee injury but we are 11 weeks in now and Chuks is doing really well,” Crampton said.
“He’s in the gym most days with Adam and we’re going to start running shortly, initially on the Alter-G Anti-Gravity treadmill and then building up to a position where he can run outside.
“He’s also been working hard with John (Hill) on his upper-body stuff and he’s in great shape at the moment.”
Crampton continued: “It’s important we’re very diligent in everything we do with him. For us, it’s not just about repairing the hamstring but we’ve also got to think about the knee issue he had previously.
“He won’t be ready for the start of the season but we’re hoping, by September time, that he’ll be in a position where he’s competing for a place in the squad.
“Once we get him back, hopefully he’ll be there to stay.”