Reece Gray is happy to be back on his feet following a serious leg breakReece Gray is continuing to show encouraging signs of progress as he continues on the road to recovery following a serious leg break in pre-season.
The 20-year-old, who was confined to crutches for almost three months, started back jogging for the first time last week, and he says being able to do that has given him a major boost: “When it first happened I feared the worst to be honest and I couldn’t even imagine getting to the point where I am now. It feels so good to be back jogging, even just walking again without the crutches has given me a big boost.”
With the crutches gone, Reece has had his work load upped by Physio Andy Thorpe and he is now back in the training environment at Salford four days a week as he continues his rehabilitation. This is something
Reece is enjoying: “It’s great being back in and around the training ground as it always gives me a lift just being in and seeing everyone. The support that I’m getting from the other players and from the fans is brilliant.
“I’ve had a lot of help since day one starting with the Doctors at Liverpool FC who were there on the day, through to the Physio (Andy Thorpe), Joe Hinnigan, Jack the Kitman and the lads in general. I’m grateful for that.”
He continued: “The jogging and the gym work is tough but I’ve got to push myself now and get through the little aches and pains that I’m going to get. I go and see the surgeon at least once a month and every time I go back to see him he’s always giving me positive feedback and saying how well I’m progressing so that’s always a big boost for me.”
Reece dislocated his ankle and fractured fibula during a closed doors game against Liverpool in August.