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Toils from the Treatment Room

8 October 2016

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You'll not need much reminding, but Rodger Wylde's troop of injured Spireites is pretty strong at the moment, but the good news is that recoveries are now well under way.

The club physio assesses his treatment room and gives details on the progress the players he is looking after are making.

Liam O'Neil

"Liam's now back in full training after his ankle reconstruction, he's responding well to the training with just little reactions now and then - but that's what happens when you've been out for a while. You get adaptation of tissue and that's all it is.

"He's fine, we're happy and he should be available for the game at Southend United after our own little international break."

Ched Evans

"He has a tear in his right foot, an uncommon injury and it's a case of letting it heal - but that takes time as there's not a big blood supply to that tissue and everything needs blood to heel.

"We are strengthening, stretching, treating and massaging and he should, we hope, be available in another couple of weeks or so."

Tommy Lee

"Tommy is now 14 weeks post-op and it was quite a big operation which he had. Just to give a perspective on it, that operation would usually need four anchors in the re-attachment, Tommy's needed eight. That's how much it was damaged.

"The initial prognosis was 16-24 weeks and we are now at 14. Tommy is back in late-stage rehab and doing some diving. We're still getting some strengthening in and getting the goalkeeping aspect in as well.

"He's coming along well, but it is only early late-stage rehab."

Angel Martinez

"Angel is also in late-stage rehab, though not quite back to the running stage yet - we hope that he will be in a week or two. It was a big operation, with an ACL reconstruction and partial LCL reconstruction and he needed two operations after that to sort out the meniscus in the knee.

"That's now resolved, but it did set him back another six weeks. Now we're looking at him entering the late-stage rehab, which is running, twisting, turning and eventually full training and then playing."

Dan Jones

"This was a very complicated one. Since fracturing a bone in his foot last November, Dan recovered from that by March but the suffered further bone damage in his right foot, which was resolved and he returned for pre-season training.

"However, he experienced more pain in the area and after further investigation we discovered part of the the fracture needed the screws taken out, a bone graft and then more screws putting in.

"He's now four weeks post-op and starting his very early rehab. We're looking at another eight weeks at least before he's going to be ready."

Paul McGinn

"Paul suffered a grade two muscle tear against Bury, which was about two weeks ago. It was confirmed by an MRI scan and he will be another two to four weeks with that.

"We've now got him back to doing some good strength work, he's got good flexibility and we're now into early CV work, which means he's at the mid-stage of his rehab."

Back Already

"Rai Simons and Lloyd Allinson are both back in training and doing fine."

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