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READ | Positive news on Academy injury front, says Barker

17 November 2016

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Academy manager Garreth Barker says that youngster Rev James is progressing well after sustaining an ankle break in the recent game with Notts County.

Whilst the injury remains a serious one, the first year scholar has made good progress in recent weeks as he looks to make a speedy return to action as Barker explains:

“Rev has just received some feedback from the hospital and he’s had his cast replaced. He’s had an x-ray and the consultant has told us the bones are healing very well and the cast comes off in three weeks so he can start some rehab.”

The Academy are currently nursing a number of injuries with fellow long term absentees Trae Adeyemi and Jovanni Sterling still on the comeback trail.

“Trae is back now and will be back here on Tuesday because we’ve given him a long weekend at home,” Barker added.

“He’ll be back in for college and then in with Ady Littlejohn (physio), so he’s quite a way away but on the road to recovery.

“Jovanni is walking after his stress fracture and has been on the bike but isn’t back to running yet.”

There is positive news on defender Adam Saxton who has been out with an Achilles problem, whilst other injury victim Jack Osborne is also close to a return.

Suleman Naem is another who has been out, but he managed 20 minutes for reserves this week making himself available for the weekend trip to Hartlepool. 

“Adam Saxton is doing some light jogging too, which is good news. He is on his way back from an Achilles injury,” Barker continued.

“Suleman has come back and played 20 minutes in the reserves and it’s good to see him back amongst the action and hopefully Jack Osborne can be back in contention by Christmas from his pelvic injury.”

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