From the Treatment Room

Head of Medical and Sports Science Stijn Vandenbroucke issues an injury update - in association with Spire Roding Hospital
Head of Medical and Sports Science Stijn Vandenbroucke issues an update From the Treatment Room - in association with Spire Roding Hospital...

Hello everyone.

We will start with an update on the condition of Angelo Ogbonna, who suffered a hamstring injury in the Barclays Premier League victory over Newcastle United on Monday evening.

Angelo underwent a scan on his injured left leg on Wednesday and we have received the results. The injury is not too bad and we hope he will be back in action within three weeks.

We also have positive news regarding Mauro Zarate, who is back training with the first-team squad. He is positive and joined in the full session with the group on Wednesday ahead of this weekend’s trip to Manchester City.

As you can see from the video above, Alex Song is working hard on his rehab. Songy is a very positive man and a pleasure to work with. We have all picked up some dance moves from him, too!

We are working on Alex's ankle, which has been operated on, and this improving the mobility and strength. We are also working on his other ankle, his knees, hips, his core and his fitness – everything from top to bottom.

Enner Valencia is doing well and should his rehab continue at the current rate, we hope to see him back in action by the start of November.

It is a long progress and we have to keep it enjoyable, exciting and engaging for Enner, but the bottom line is that he puts in the hard work!

Stijn Vandenbroucke
Head of Medical and Sport Science