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From the Physio Room

Posted: April 9, 2021
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From the Physio Room

Welcome to the update from the Pirates Medical Room.

Well, it’s been a bizarre year, and we have to think ourselves extremely privileged to be in a position where we can take part in a season. Our thoughts go out to all who have been affected by the Pandemic, and we eventually look forward to seeing everyone back at the Mennaye.

There have, rather unfortunately, been some injuries, and no doubt most would of noticed that some players they might of expected to see have not been involved.

Long term injuries include the following:

Callum Patterson – Cal is working really hard in preparation for his upcoming operation, after a few weeks ago sustaining a rupture of his Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). He is flying in pre-op Rehab and will be more than ready for his operation next week. Cal will be out for a period of up to 9 months.

Nico De Battista – Having ruptured his tendon in the game against Doncaster, Nico has had surgery on his Achilles tendon. Achilles surgery will give Nico the best possible chance of a return to elite level sport, as there is a greater percentage rate of success with surgery rather than just leave it immobilised in a boot. Nico will be out for a considerable period, however his return to play criteria is more guided by clinical markers, so he at least has the ability to accelerate his return if things go well.

Maliq Holden – Mal rather unfortunately had an incident in training this week where he hurt his shoulder. We are awaiting the results of a scan to determine the level of injury and whether or not this will require surgery.

Craig Mitchell – Craig has been having neck issues (occupational hazard for a prop forward). He is currently working hard to overcome this.

On the ‘not out for long front’ it has been nice to welcome back into training Luke Scully, who picked up a niggle against Bedford and AJ Cant, who has worked tirelessly to recover from a hamstring tear. Having had a neck issue Tom Cowan-Dickie is also back in training, which has certainly helped pick up the volume level!

‘Enjoy your Rugby’,

Simon

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