Sam Kelly, Dale’s Head of Medical Services, gave an update on the players in the treatment room over the weekend.
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"It was disappointing to lose Ryan in training the day before the game against Peterborough United, but he’s doing well. He’s pushing on the grass and we’re hoping to get him back in training in the next few days I would hope. It’s nothing too significant. He’s really keen to get back in and wants to be available for as many fixtures as possible, so we’ll help him along with that."
"Stephen damaged his hamstring in the game against Peterborough. It has settled quite quickly and he’s working really hard. We’ve begun the grass-based phased of rehab which is really reassuring, but I think he’s going to be out a for a short time. We’ll be pushing him as much as we can, but at the same time remembering that we have to get him back and keep him back."
"Matthew rolled his ankle quite badly in the game here against Plymouth Argyle a few weeks back. It’s quite a significant injury. We know what a massive player he is for us and he’s working hard in the gym. He’s begun the grass-based phase of his rehab and he’s really attacking it. He’s motivated to get back as quickly as possible, so we’ll be doing everything we can try to get him back as quickly and as safely as possible."
"Jimmy was injured in the game against Wigan Athletic before Christmas, in a tackle. It’s quite a complex case, but he’s worked really, really hard through a tough time. He’s rehabbed well, he’s really attacked his programme and hopefully he’s at a point where we’ll see him in training pretty soon. Hopefully, in the next week to ten days, we can start pushing him on a little bit and see him back training with the first team fully.
"It’s been a long process for him, so that will be refreshing for the group and massive for Jimmy himself. Just getting him back in the training group will be massive for his confidence following a long time out. He’s going to need a little bit of time and although shouldn’t take him too long to get back up to speed, a little bit of caution would be wise with him."
"Abraham injured his hip flexor muscle, which is deep within his groin, basically. We think we might get him back before the end of the season and he’s pushing really hard to be available as quickly as possible, so we’ll try and facilitate that process. He’s working on the grass now and completing good sessions, so our goal is to have him available for a few games towards the end of the season."