Head of Medical and Sports Science Stijn Vandenbroucke issues an update From the Treatment Room - in association with Spire Roding Hospital...
We have had some positive news from the treatment room this week and hope to see some key players returning to first-team action in the near future.
Enner Valencia has been working hard to reach the level of fitness that is required to train with the squad.
The plan is for Enner to join some parts of team training later in the week and we then hope he will be able to step up his training regime and join in a few full team training sessions next week.
We had the official team photo on Tuesday and trained at the Boleyn Ground in the morning.
Injured players also trained in the stadium and we used the stadium stairs to do some good fitness work with Enner and Alex Song.
Alex is doing fine, working with the ball and is on schedule.
Angelo Ogbonna has entered the final stages of rehab and will join full training soon.
We picked up some knocks and bruises from the Norwich game, but are positive and working hard to recover all players for the Sunderland trip.
Head of Medical and Sport Science