Injury update from Andy Foster
Port-vale.co.uk caught up with Vale’s Head of Sport Science and Medicine Andy Foster to discuss long-term injury victim Rob Taylor’s recovery from an Achilles tendon injury.
28-year-old Taylor had an operation in April to remove some of the scar tissue that is located in his Achilles. Taylor is now two months into his recovery and is expected to be fully-fit for September.
Foster told port-vale.co.uk: “It’s an over-use type of injury which he has had to have rectified, he’s had a few injections that have helped but each time he has an injection it has that little bit less of an effect.
“He’s on course and there’s no indications that he’s not going to make a full recovery, it’s all looking really good, he will see the consultant again next week and we will take it from there.
“All being well it’ll be like signing a new player again.”
Taylor is just over halfway through his recovery and Foster is confident the full-back can come back fresh and ready to help Vale in League One.
“We had to decided to go for an operation back in April and it involved us removing some of the scar-tissue that he has in his Achilles and it’s a four month rehab protocol from that point.
“He’s two months down the line and we’re looking at another possible two months while he steps up his rehab,” said Foster.
With pre-season just around the corner, Taylor will just miss the start of Vale’s League 1 campaign if the recovery goes as planned.
“He will miss pre-season, potentially the first month of the season as he recovers to get back to full fitness.
“At the minute he is doing low impact and he will be moving onto some strengthening in the next week or so before he starts to improve his impact and build in his impact exercises.”
Port Vale’s first pre-season fixture takes place on July 5 (19.30) away against Norton United, tickets are available from the Ticket Office.
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