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Update from the Treatment Room

5 September 2014

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With this weekend's game against against Swindon Town called off, it will give the injured players extra time to recover.

Rodger Wylde, the club's head of sports science & medicine, provided the media team with an update on the progress of players who have been receiving treatment.

Gary Roberts suffered a hamstring strain late in the Port Vale game but should be back to face Scunthorpe next weekend.

Jay O’Shea, who has missed the last couple of games with a hip rotator strain, will be fit enough to return to full training on Monday, as is Romy Boco who has been out of action after fracturing his zygomatic arch (upper cheek) in the 0-0 draw with Fleetwood.

Ritchie Humphreys could be out for a further three to four weeks but is recovering well from a partial tear in the medial collateral ligament (knee), which happened in the Capital One Cup game against Huddersfield Town.

Dan Gardner also faces a three to four-week spell on the sidelines after rupturing a hernia.

Centre-back Sam Hird had an MRI scan on his knee which revealed he could be out for up to 12 weeks with a partial rupture to the posterior cruciate ligament.

Meanwhile, Drew Talbot, who has been struggling with a number of pelvic problems for the last 18 months, will be out for a further 12 weeks. He undergone an operation to reattach his adductor longus. 

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