Physio Chris Skitt gives an update on the current injury situationShrewsbury Town’s club physio Chris Skitt spoke to ShrewsWeb about the injury situation at the club.
Centre back Ollie Lancashire came off early in the second half after picking up an injury against Fleetwood.
Chris said of his injury: “He felt his hamstring in the game and although he thought he could carry on – he came off quite promptly.
“So hopefully because he came off we’ve limited any serious injury and it might only be a couple of weeks until he’s back.”
Jack Grimmer was ruled out before the Fleetwood tie after picking up an ankle injury in training.
“Jack’s turned his ankle a bit – it’s going to be a matter of settling the ligament down and the surrounding soft tissue before we can get him back out there.
“He’s back to walking normally now, and he’s doing a lot of the exercises without pain. So it’s just a matter of building up the tolerance again.”
Ryan McGivern has returned to full training after being out for an extended period with a shoulder injury.
Chris said: “He’s been back in full training the last two days with quite a significant strapping on his shoulder. He’s recovered in really good time and is probably a month ahead of schedule based on what we saw on the x-ray.
“He’s doing well – there have not been too many complaints from him over the last few days so it bodes well for him to carry on for a return soon.”
Ajay Leitch- Smith has been out with a knee injury since the Port Vale clash in November.
“He’s doing well, he’s been doing bits and bobs outside looking to build the strength in his knee. He’s making good progress but I would say we’re talking a few weeks until he’ll be back in the match day squads,” Chris told ShrewsWeb.
Joe Riley played 40 minutes against Fleetwood on Monday as he continues on the comeback trail.
“I’m really pleased for Joe – he’s had a bit of a rough ride. He did great managing his knee for a significant amount of time prior to having his operation.
“It got to a stage where we had to do something for his benefit. But the procedure went really well and he’s been training for quite a while now. We were quite confident he’d be able to drop back in and have no problems returning.”
The last week has seen Paul Hurst bring three new faces to Town, Aristote Nsiala, Alex Rodman and Freddie Ladapo, and they have all received the green light from Chris.
He said: “It’s nice to have a look at the new lads. It gives me an opportunity to look at them fully and see what we can do to prevent future injuries, rather than just treating any injuries that they might pick up.
“They’re all in good shape and in fine form in training so they’re ready to go against Swindon on Saturday.”