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Rodger Wylde Gives Injury Update

28 July 2015

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With the new season now under two weeks away, head of sports science and medicine Rodger Wylde reports from the treatment room with updates on the players he's treating.

The least serious injury is also most recent, with central defender Sam Hird coming off hobbling in the first half of the match with Burnley on Saturday, however Wylde says there is nothing to worry about.

He said: "Sam got a kick on his left calf and it was really sore when he first did it - but if you look after these injuries they resolved themselves very quickly. We iced it, compressed it and made sure that it was just a kick, and he's a lot better today.

"Just as a precaution we kept him out of training on Monday and gave him some gym work, but he's fine now for training or for a match."

Moving onto the more long-term injuries, there is good news as both Drew Talbot and goalkeeper Aaron Chapman are close to their end of their time out injured.

"Drew had a hamstring injury which he sustained doing his own training just before coming back to pre-season training," said Wylde. "But he's now in the late stages of his rehabilitation programme and he's twisting, turning and looking very good.

"Hopefully he's not going to get anything else and we're looking give him some minutes on the pitch this Saturday for Hartlepool."

"With Aaron, he's discussed everything with Mark Crossley, the goalkeeping coach, and what he needs to be doing goalkeeping wise. That came after I put him back into full training, with a few caveats.

"Now he's fully functional again, he's kicking off the ground - which was the last thing we brought him up to speed with - and apparently he's doing really well now and feeling good so we're expecting him to play at some point against Ilkeston." 

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