Dolly is back with his first injury update of the 2012/13 season.
We have taken Rory Loy back out of training as he’s had a couple of issues with the muscles at the bottom of his leg. With the serious nature of his injury biomechanically he has changed the way he walks and moves. He has seen our podiatrist to change his orthotics and has also had a little injection. He is in for a check-up with our surgeon this week.
Jon-Paul McGovern had a double hernia problem just over three weeks ago but he played a part in the game against Morecambe on Tuesday night and hopefully he will push on from here.
Paddy Madden went over on his ankle a couple of weeks ago and he tore a couple of ligaments in the joint. We scanned him and that confirmed what we thought, so at the moment he is doing gym work only. He’s concentrating on bike work and we’ll start to build things up over the course of the next week or two. We’ll be upping his ankle rehab as of next week.
Danny Cadamarteri had a little issue with the top end of his hamstring – basically the bit which inserts right underneath the bum area – so we restricted him to gym work. We had to let the injury settle first and then we stepped him up on advice from the consultant. It wasn’t feeling quite right so we got him in for an injection and hopefully he'll be able to rejoin full training with the squad by the end of the week.
Jack Lynch had two problems with his foot which have made life awkward for him. He kicked the bottom of someone’s boot, right on the studs, so he picked up a bit of bruising inside the bone. The second problem was that he had a little stress reaction in one of the small bones in the middle of his foot. You have to be careful with those because you don’t want to make them any worse, and turn them into long term problems, so he has been completely off weight bearing exercises. He’s probably still two or three weeks away from joining back in because you do need to allow that time period to make sure you don’t make things any worse.