FRANK DEMOUGE had his consultation with a knee surgeon where it was decided not to go in and have an operation, but to have an injection in to the knee joint instead.
Contrary to rumours that surfaced on Twitter yesterday saying he would be back in four weeks, Frank will be doing rehab for that period before he attempts to run. If his symptoms have gone, he will return to training in six to eight weeks from now. If there is no improvement after the four week period, then he will require an operation.
We thought it was best to try the injection first, because the operation would rule him out for a minimum of three months.
JOSH McQUOID saw a foot specialist on Tuesday. There is no fracture in the foot, just bone and soft tissue bruising. He should hopefully return to training in two to three weeks.
CHARLIE SHERINGHAM jogged outside today for the first time in a few months. We are looking to get him back in to full training within the next three to four weeks.
STEPHEN PURCHES started jogging last week on the anti-gravity treadmill. This enables us to reduce his body weight so he can jog without fully impacting his leg. This has been kindly loaned to us by Alter-G.
WES FOGDEN has been joining in with the first team squad for non-contact training. He is due to see his surgeon on August 24 for a four month follow up. Hopefully this consultation will give Wes the green light to return to full training.
STEVE FLETCHER has started doing some jogging over the last couple of days following his dead leg at Havant & Waterlooville last Wednesday. We will look to get him back in to full training early next week.
MARK MOLESLEY has commenced jogging this week following groin and pelvis discomfort. We will look to get him back in to training at some point next week.
ALEX MOTH who was stretchered off at Wimborne showed much improvement when examined earlier today. Initially it was thought that he may need an x-ray of his lower leg, but this is no longer required. He has a lot of bruising where he was kicked, but is able to walk without the aid of crutches. He should hopefully return to training next week.