Weekly injury summary
United physio Neil Dalton brings us up to date with the latest from the treatment room:
Rory Loy has been back out on the pitches doing some work with me and that is very pleasing to see. It’s a gradual progression of loading the bone from here, but everything up to now has gone really well. We’ve had no adverse effects from the work we’ve doing recently so we can continue to slowly increase the intensity of what we’re doing whilst, at the same time, make sure we continue to take our time with it and do it properly. We’ll use the next two or three weeks to bring him up to a stage where he can do 90 minutes or so of intense work and we’ll watch to see if he gets any reaction to that. If that goes well then we’ll ease him back into training with the lads, doing the warm-ups and warm-downs, and we’ll get him used to having a football at his feet again.
Lee Miller was back with the surgeon last week to get his cast off and we’ll be easing him off his crutches this week. He should be off them by Friday, so the work over the early part of this week is on gentle range of movement exercises. The first month of his rehabilitation process is fairly slow, where we make sure the swelling has gone from the operation and we check that everything has healed properly. We can then work on getting the movement back and integrate that with some low impact work. He’ll go back to see the surgeon in four weeks time and, from there, we’ll be able to start stepping things up.
Danny Livesey needed three stitches in his eye after the Coventry game but he trained as normal yesterday and today. Paul Thirlwell took a knock to the head in the same game and he had a little bit of blurred vision, but we checked him out with the doctor and he is fine. He has also trained with no problems.