From the Treatment Room

Hello everyone,

We have some very positive news to share with you From the Treatment Room as we prepare for the start of the Barclays Premier League season.

We will start today with Andy Carroll, who has been making great final steps in building up his fitness as he continues his return from a knee injury, as you can see in the video!

I can tell you that Andy is being integrated into group training with the Under-21 players as he steps up his rehabilitation.

To continue the positive theme, we have welcomed five players back to first-team training this week following minor injuries.

Winston Reid, Matt Jarvis, Pedro Obiang, Darren Randolph and Stephen Hendrie have all recovered well.

We have spoken already about Enner Valencia’s lower-leg injury. Enner visited a specialist on Monday and we are hopeful that we will be able to treat the injury to his fibula using conservative treatment, which we hope to start in around three weeks.

Have a fit and healthy season!

Stijn Vandenbroucke
Head of Medical and Sports Science