Gray completes first full training session
Reece Gray reached a milestone in his rehabilitation from long term injury on Thursday afternoon after taking part in his first full training session.
The 20-year-old, who has been sidelined since August following a serious leg injury, came through the session unscathed.
Reece returned to light jogging last month and has continued to make steady progress since then, and Physio Andy Thorpe is delighted with his progress: “It is difficult when you’ve had an injury like that to get your confidence back so as well as strengthening, it has also been a case of using a bit of a psychology with him as well to get him confident enough to push it that one step further and to start making contact. Today has given him a lot of confidence and it is now about continuing to build strength and get him match fit.”
Manager Keith Hill added: “We were indoors today so there was a little bit of trepidation from Reece because it was a horrific injury that he had. He’s a natural talent and I’m sure he’ll be determined to make an impact, but we’ve got take it slowly and go through the right process because we don’t want any set-backs. We want him to be 100% firing when he’s available, and when he is available he'll be of great value to me as manager and as a team because he’s a special talent.”
Reece dislocated his ankle and fractured his fibula during a closed doors game in August.