From the Treatment Room

Stijn Vandenbroucke with positive injury news about James Tomkins and Diafra Sakho, but a less positive update about himself!
Hello everyone,

I am sorry for the delay in the publication of this week’s From the Treatment Room update, but unfortunately I have a fresh injury report – to myself!

I was cycling to the Training Ground from my home in east London when I was forced to take evasive action. I came off my bike and crashed quite heavily and suffered a broken collarbone.

The ambulance that came to my aid was manned by the Pitch Rescue team who work at the Boleyn Ground on match-days, so it is a small world sometimes, as they say!

I was taken to hospital and underwent emergency surgery by the doctor who operated on James Tomkins’ dislocated shoulder recently, so I knew I was in good hands.

On a positive note, James’s own rehabilitation following surgery on his dislocated shoulder has been progressing this week and he has been running on the pitch successfully. He will initially begin full training with the Development Squad before returning to training with the first-team squad. There is a chance he will be available for selection this season.

Likewise, Diafra Sakho has also received positive news after visiting a specialist for a scan on his thigh this week. He has healed sufficiently to start running on the pitch independently.

Winston Reid continues his rehab and is working his way back to full fitness following his hamstring injury, as is the case for Doneil Henry.

Guy Demel has resumed individual training sessions on the pitch after his calf injury, while Andy Carroll continues to work hard on his rehab following knee surgery.
Stijn Vandenbroucke
Head of Medical and Sports Science