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Head of Medical Paul Gambles recently spoke to the Millers' official matchday programme...
You often find that at this time of year, the treatment room will be quite busy.
The Christmas and New Year period of games, being so intense can often lead to more injuries. A compact programme of games together can also mean that players carrying little niggles, that they’ve managed, turn into problems. Then there’s players that have or are with us long term.
This is the position we find ourselves at present - a combination of factors filling the room and meaning that the it’s the busiest we’ve been all season.
So here’s a brief run-down of where we’re at and what’s happening to who:
He’s really coming on in his long term rehab and looking to hit his next stage out on the grass. As a result of his intense rehab he would probably admit that he’s in the best shape he’s been overall for some time. He’s on course to play some part before the end of the season - all being well!
He has struggled with little problems all season long - and following his ACL surgery. Unfortunately, he’s had to undergo further surgery on his hip to cure a longstanding problem and there’s more procedures planned as part of this process to help him. Then starts a period of intense rehab, so Procs won’t be back out again this season.
He has had a couple of problems already this year with his quad, so when it reoccurred we decided it was best to be safe with him and put him through a long period of rehab. He’s now six weeks in and looking really strong. For a young man of his age, he’s settled into his rehab well, working hard to regain his fitness and should be back in a few weeks.
He got injured in training the other week in a freak accident where he stepped on the ball while stopping sprinting, and injured his hamstring. He feels better everyday, but just like any other muscle injury it takes time to repair.
He has suffered from a groin problem off and on for many weeks but having had various investigations and seen a specialist, we are now looking to push him on and increase his rehab and training schedules. Hopefully it won’t be too long and he could be the first you see back soon.