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All the Latest from the Treatment Room

28 January 2016

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There may not be a competitive first team game this weekend, but head of sports science and medicine Rodger Wylde still has plenty to report on from the treatment room.

The one new injury this week comes from the reserve team match up in County Durham, where striker Mani Dieseruvwe suffered a late injury in the 2-0 win.

Wylde spoke of his latest incumbent: "Mani picked up an injury in the reserve game at Gateshead and he has a sprain to his ankle ligament.

"We had an X-ray because he was in quite a lot of pain on Wednesday - though he did admit that he has a low pain threshold, and the X-ray proved him right on that front!

"Once serious injury was ruled out we knew where we were and we expect him to be out for about three weeks or so."

Defender Ian Evatt has been missing from the first team since the Bradford City game in mid-December, and after some setbacks, Wylde is starting to see the light.

He said: "We feel we are now getting somewhere with the injury, we were treating him and getting him back into his training.

"Last week we started doing single-leg hopping and other exercises in preparation for running. Then we tried some running on Tuesday and he felt it straight away, which was a blow.

"Now we've turned the corner with it and are going to see a specialist in London on Monday who is an expert on Achilles injuries, so we're hoping we'll be in exactly the right place after that."

Left-back Dan Jones will start running again on Monday and if all goes okay with that then he should be back for squad consideration around in three weeks, while Wylde is also pleased with the progress of Angel Martinez as he battles back from a serious knee injury.

"Angel is coming on really well," explained Wylde. "I'm delighted with him and he may even be ahead of where we expected him to be. I can't foresee any problems for him now between now and the end of the season.

"The prognosis now from my perspective now is for him to play before the end of the season so he gets over that psychological barrier of playing the game again." 

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