From the Treatment Room

Hello everyone,

We will start with the positive news this week.

Alex Song, who is no longer feeling pain and discomfort in his back and was able to return to the training pitch on Monday. After training on an individual basis for one day, Alex returned to the group on Tuesday and is available for selection against Burnley.

James Tomkins, who trained individually on the pitch on Tuesday as he continues to step up his rehabilitation after surgery on his dislocated shoulder. All things being well, James will return to initial training with the Development Squad next week.

Winston Reid is continuing his rehab after pulling his hamstring in training last week, but unfortunately he will not be fit for selection against Burnley.

Andy Carroll (knee), Diafra Sakho (thigh), Guy Demel (calf) and Doneil Henry (hamstring) are all continuing to work on their individual rehabilitation plans with the Medical and Sports Science staff.

Stijn Vandenbroucke
Head of Medical and Sports Science