He has had trouble with his knee for a number of weeks now and, unfortunately, he sustained a knock at the weekend which caused further problems. We scanned him early, sought specialist advice and he will undergo surgery this afternoon. Our physio Dean Kenneally will be at the operation and will be able to work out from there how long his rehabilitation period will be.
Thimothee is progressing along nicely with his medial ligament, as has been reported. We will be careful that we get it right with him and he is doing a lot of hard work, a lot of functional stuff. He has been out working on the pitch, we will keep a close eye on him and hopefully in a couple of weeks he will be alright.
Obviously Erik had the concussion, which is going back a month now. It is very difficult to put a definite time frame on it, but he is improving, which is great to see. In the last couple of days he has turned it around a little bit, but it is still a wait and see scenario. Again, we will make sure we get him absolutely right before he goes back on the pitch.
Anthony has had a few problems with his feet which are ongoing but not too serious and he may be available for selection this weekend. There are 26 bones in the foot and a number of joints, it seems to be roving around a little bit, but we are optimistic that we are on top of things.
News on Sean Davis, Thimothee Atouba, Erik Edman and Anthony Gardner from our Head of Medical Facilities Dr Charlotte Cowie...